This will be the largest spending bill ever enacted by any government… ever! FDR’s ‘New Deal’ looks small compared to this debacle. This will be the largest transfer of wealth form the private sector (you and me) to government… ever!
The expense to the average family in the USA will be over $10,500 per family. On average that’s what a typical American family spends annually on food, clothing and health care in an entire year!
$142 Billion in Federal Education funds… OK… but isn’t that an education expenditure… it’s certainly not a economic stimulus expenditure!
$87 Billion in State Medicaid bailout… OK… so Medicaid is funded by a formula that matches state spending levels with federal dollars… if we keep bailing out states that over spend… each state will have no incentive to spend responsibly. Taxpayers in Indiana will be paying for irresponsible spending in Illinois. Shouldn’t this be in a health care bill?
Expanded Medicaid and SCHIP coverage… or basically the enacting of a nationalized health care policy with no debate. The government will now be spending more on health care than the private sector… does the term ‘socialized medicine’ (under the guise of economic stimulus) ring a bell?
$35 Billion for the Dept of Energy… the DOE current budget is only $23.8 billion annually. This is a 147% budget increase overnight! Shouldn’t that be in an energy bill?
Redistribution of wealth… refundable tax credits for people who do not pay taxes! Can you say “Nanny State” and “Entitlement Mentality”? Can you say ‘Change’? Can you say ‘spread the wealth around’?
More and more pork… (as they call it in DC… ‘sweeteners’) and Obama said he was going to eliminate pork in the federal budget! I guess this is just like when he said ... there will be NO lobbyists in my administration! Oops!
Wow… check out the elimination of this pork… $650 Million for digital TV coupons, $600 million for Government cars (OK… that will help the auto manufacturers) but $50 million for Endowment for the Arts, $200 million for repairs to the National Mall including $21 million for sod. And the list goes on… and on… and on!
This isn’t an ‘economic stimulus’ bill… it’s a massive redistribution of wealth and huge increase in the size of government.
Oink, Oink, Oink!
The Flyover Conservative