Foxnews: House Poised to Pass Obama's $825B Economic Stimulus Package
Malkin: Stop, thief! Kill the bill, melt the phones
Dick Morris: THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY: HERE COMES SOCIALISM (Doesn't the title say it all? no - it's a long and important essay!)
Moonbattery: The Pork Package: The Audacity of Moonbat Greed
For the next 1,000 years, historians will look back and wonder what happened to this country that its people would turn over the government to greedy socialist pigs like Obama, Reid, and Pelosi, whose farcical "stimulus package" may literally bankrupt our entire society. This gargantuan pile of pork, which only a drooling mental defective could believe would stimulate the economy, represents a 40-year wish list for the ultra-left, which now has control of how our money is spent. The Wall Street Journal is aghast at this demented spending spree:There's $1 billion for Amtrak, the federal railroad that hasn't turned a profit in 40 years; $2 billion for child-care subsidies; $50 million for that great engine of job creation, the National Endowment for the Arts; $400 million for global-warming research and another $2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects. There's even $650 million on top of the billions already doled out to pay for digital TV conversion coupons....
Read it all.
Gateway pundit found a comment on readthestiumuls.org, I couldn't find it though:
embarrassingly miniscule is the spending for Homeland Security items as compared to spending on things related to climate change and the environment (look for first update to the post)
What caught my eye on first pass was how embarrassingly miniscule is the spending for Homeland Security items as compared to spending on things related to climate change and the environment, for example, but also the multiple billions in other areas to set up more entitlement programs for Democratic constituencies.
A TOTAL of 1.1 billion is allocated for only 4 Homeland Security areas (starts 1/2 way thru pg. 103, goes to start of 105):
100 million for seaports, non-invasive equipment/salaries
150 million for land border entry ports, repair/construction of facilities
500 million for explosive detection equipment
150 million to remove obstructive bridges, if they have projects ready to go
200 million for emergency food and supply distribution
(total of 1.1 billion)
This is in contrast, for example, to....
650 million allocated for additional digital-to-analog TV converter boxes for the states (BTW, this is on top what the states already allocate themselves for this....Chicago, where I live, has a current program in place, my daughter just got a $40 box for "free"). See page 51.
Or, 400 million for ocean habitat restoration and mitigation (page 52)
Or, 600 million for addl satellites with climate sensors to mitigate climate change (52)
or, 140 million for climate date modeling equipment (52)
(total of ~1.8 billion on pages 51-52 alone)
Small peanuts, I know, compared to the multiple billions being allocated to other depts. but it does give you an idea of the mindset of Democratic House members.... "Let's use the media to lambast Bush on his FEMA debacle, his lack of attention to "our nations port security," etc., but when given the opportunity to actually improve these areas..... no priority spending needed!
Malkin: Stimulus stupidity alert: $460,000/Coast Guard job, $1.5 bil “carbon capturing contest,” chlamydia tests, $45 mil for ATV trails & more!
Dick Morris: BEWARE OBAMA’S TROJAN HORSE
We will enter his Administration as the United States, buoyed by an aggressive free market economy. We will exit his first year - and even the first hundred days - as France, burdened with massive government regulation, a vast public sector, and permanent middle class entitlements. And Obama will take care to arrange things so that massive and permanent political change accompanies his and protects his legislative achievements in the future.
(you know you have to read it now)
usnews.com:Tales From The Inside: What Obama Told Republicans
Bostron Herald: Herald readers put blame on Barney Frank (it's old news, but somehow - half the nation missed it and voted for a socialist to punish Bush)
Another photo of Frank taking care of our economy found here. (You REALLY have to click it...)