Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Porkulus. It's not just for dinner!

Apparently, our buddy and savior Obama is touting this bailout plan containing no pork..."OBAMA: "Not a single pet project," he told the news conference. "Not a single earmark." Liar.

Well, the legislation clearly has projects that aren't set to stimulate the economy for years. That makes them pork projects. But it doesn't matter, because.."Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) declares during debate on the economic stimulus bill that "the American people really don't care" about pork spending Democrats laced throughout the bill."

I swear, I didn't want to talk about this. I was all for Obama and his cape swooping in to rescue us credit-laden Americans from ourselves. Now he's going to spend 800 billion dollars, and it's for what? Well, I don't know. Here's an article which points out a couple pork projects. There are plenty out there.

So, my tax dollars are now going to childcare, buying new cars for these asshole congressmen, and other little things. I will be honest and say that there are some projects I approve of, so maybe I'm out of line by saying my pork is better than your pork. But seriously, Obama said that Japan screwed up in the 90's... "We saw this happen in Japan in the 1990s, where they did not act boldly and swiftly enough, and as a consequence they suffered what was called the “lost decade,” where essentially for the entire ’90s, they did not see any significant economic growth." Now, that's not entirely correct. They actually spent a lot of money, fast. "Japan’s rural areas have been paved over and filled in with roads, dams and other big infrastructure projects, the legacy of trillions of dollars spent to lift the economy from a severe downturn caused by the bursting of a real estate bubble in the late 1980s. During those nearly two decades, Japan accumulated the largest public debt in the developed world — totaling 180 percent of its $5.5 trillion economy — while failing to generate a convincing recovery. …"

So, in other words, we're going to spend a trillion dollars that really isn't going to do much for anybody quickly... yes, we'll get some new roads, hopefully. More likely, my representative to this douchebag government is going to get a new car, that bitch that just had octuplets is going to get free healthcare for the 14 kids she has now, and I get to pay for it. YAY! Thanks Mr. Obama! You could at LEAST put in a few million for the K-Y jelly when you bend us over. What about help for all of us who have jobs? Is there anything in this stimulus package that does anything for those of us who haven't totally screwed up? I don't have an unpayable mortgage, I don't have a 100,000 in student loans, I don't have kids that need healthcare, and I don't need a job at this point. What the hell are you doing for ME?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Thanks pal.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen

Vern said...

You are quoting a Bob Barr article.

Just sayin'.

Symo said...

Point taken... but Obama says "No pork in this bill!" and it's loaded with pork projects... It doesn't really matter at this point.

Anonymous said...

Such crap. Now he is saying to be like Lincoln...say what? Like Lincoln, us...why doesn the make like Lincoln and stop the BS and do what is right, and stop just trying to show what a great speaker he is. Get angry, get mad! Your first 100 days you can get away being a Rambo, now he is being a Bambie...guess he really likes his new digs and Michelle is already talking another 4 years...sigh...same old BS as before - new it would be...but sad so fast...

Vern said...

It does have some. I saw a rundown of what was in it and I still don't see how $400 million for Global Warming research will stimulate the economy. Same with $81 billion for medicare...I mean, we might need it but it's not going to stimulate anything.

That being said, there were a lot of decent infrastructure-y jobby type things in there and it didn't really seem that porkish to me. I'm still not down with it, though...this can't be good for our economy in the long run.

Symo said...

Well, they say all the green projects will create new jobs, blah blah blah. The problem is, with "new" programs, the money will take years to reap long term benefits, which is not what this bill is supposed to be about. That, and the fact that we're doing exactly what Japan did in the 90's, which is spend a trillion dollars on infrastructure projects which in the long run did nothing to get Japan out of the "no growth" mode for a decade... so yeah, not feelin' that the porkulus is going to do anything for us immediately, or long term.