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Americans Will Pay the Bill for Overloaded Stimulus Package

Rasmusen reports that support for the Emergency Stimulus plan is slipping. This is not surprising since the stimulus has been packed with pork, which by anyone’s definition seriously stretches the meaning of emergency.  Regular Americans know better than many politicians the basic fact that bills have to be paid, and this proposal leaves Americans holding the tab for a pile of pork.  President Obama and House Republicans have shown some willingness to compromise, but the House bill that passed yesterday had not one Republican vote for it and 11 Democrats also oppose it for good reason.  Just take a look at a few of the items in this bill that have been stuffed into this bill…

• $20 million “for the removal of small- to medium-sized fish passage barriers.”
• $400 million for STD prevention
• $25 million to rehabilitate off-roading (ATV) trails
• $34 million to remodel the Department of Commerce HQ
• $70 million to “Support Supercomputing Activities” for climate research
• $150 million for honey bee insurance

Cited from Earmarks In House Bill

One Response to “Americans Will Pay the Bill for Overloaded Stimulus Package”

  1. This is absolutely APALLING! How can we as Americans allow this to happen? We had a fit over the bank bailouts. Now in one sign of a pen - we will DOUBLE our DEBT - it took over 200 years to create this debt and in one MINUTE - it will be doubled. Haven’t we learned anything - YOU DON’T SPEND MONEY THAT YOU DON’T HAVE! This is what we teach our children, yet grown adults in Washington can’t do simple math. Let the people take the country out of debt - give US all the money! A TRILLION DOLLARS will pay off more than 90% of OUR MORTGAGES! Watch the economy grow when we don’t have a mortgage payment! We’ll build our own roads, and it won’t cost as much as Washington spends, thankyou.

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