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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Stupidest Passage of the Month....

Comments by the Obamessiah regarding the 'economic stimulus package'.....
OBAMA: "I know that there are a lot of folks out there who've been saying, 'Oh, this is pork, and this is money that's going to be wasted,' and et cetera, et cetera. Understand, this bill does not have a single earmark in it, which is unprecedented for a bill of this size. ... There aren't individual pork projects that members of Congress are putting into this bill."
From here.

First, just because there isn't an earmark in this does not mean that there there is no 'pork' in it. In fact, an economic stimulus bill, that spends money instead of returning it to the taxpayers to allow them to decide what to do with it, is spent on government priorities. Many government 'priorities' are those of individual legislators to bring the 'bacon' back to their constituents. Bacon is pork, come from the same pig. You can see the exact state-by-state plans for the $900 billion or so here. Lots of garbage in the ones that I looked at.

Secondly, and most importantly to me, claiming that this is a good piece of legislation because there are no earmarks in it is complete crap and just stupid. All of the project spending that was collected and put into this bill are what used to be parachuted into bills as earmarks. There is no need for legislators to put earmarks into this bill since they could put their earmarks directly into it as the body of the legislation. In fact, legislators should not need to put earmarks into bills in the short to intermediate future since they should have put all of the garbage that they wanted into this bill already.

If anyone buys the garbage that these guys are trying to sell to the public, then I am worried for you. The 'golden calf' in Washington is flailing and will not be able to turn around the economy with their devilish plans particularly since they speak doom and gloom everyday. We will regret having this meaningless empty suit as President. He is not a leader.

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