Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Stimulus Bill for Freedom-loving, American Americans

From the Republican bonehead Jim DeMint for the Heritage Foundation:
"The Democrat bill takes money--actually, it bor­rows money--and decides where it should go. It does virtually nothing to stimulate the economy while it wastes billions of taxpayer dollars. It's a hodge-podge of long-supported pet projects that the normal budget process would have thrown out. Using the troubled economy as their motive, Dem­ocrats have opened the floodgates for all sorts of outrageous wasteful spending. Here are just a few examples from the Senate's bill, which we will debate next week:
  • $400 million for researching sexually transmit­ted diseases,
  • $200 million for bike and pedestrian trails and off-road vehicle routes,
  • $200 million to force the military to buy envi­ronmentally friendly electric cars,
  • $34 million to renovate the Department of Commerce headquarters,
  • $75 million for a program to end smoking, which if successful will bankrupt the children's health program Democrats are about to pass.

And those are just some of the ridiculous things they have written into the bill."

That is some ridiculous crap indeed. Especially the part about finding cures for STD's! Also, its not as though people are going to be employed building/renovating the DoC HQ. But they probably don't need the work, since there are tons of new construction projects being undertaken right now in the private sector... (whoops). And the part about ending smoking and bankrupting S-CHIP makes perfect sense.... uh, er... what?

Is this the best that Republicans have got? Absolutely pathetic.

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