Thursday, February 5, 2009

Pork 2.0: Stimulus in A Nut Shell! 50 Reasons To Reject The Economic and Recovery (CRAAP) Act

We've commented on much of this already, but here is the Congressional Radical Anti-America Pork (CRAAP) in a nutshell.

And it stinks. It stinks like a pig. It sticks like a pig stuck in a "fish barrier".


From National Review (comments by us):


VARIOUS LEFT-WINGERY:


1. $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts


Gimme a break. It's Payback.



2. $380 million in the Senate bill for the Women, Infants and Children program


This is Congress-speak for socialized medicine/national healthcare; not to mention the abortion debate. Choice comes prior to conception people!



3. $300 million for grants to combat violence against women




Not a bad program, everyone is against violence in any form, but not "stimulus"!

4. $2 billion for federal child care block grants



The Federal Government should not be in the business of child care.

5. $6 billion for university building projects


Don't they have billions and billions of dollars in endowments for this stuff?

6. $15 billion for boosting Pell Grant college scholarships

Again, no one is against student loans, but not "timely, targeted, and temporary" stimulus.

7. $4 billion for job-training programs, including $1.2 billion to provide “youth” summer jobs for people up to the age of 24

Hitler youth. 'Nuff said.

8. $1 billion for community development block grants

Stimulus for buying votes; nothing for economy or job creation.

9. $4.2 billion for “neighborhood stabilization activities”

ACORN. 'Nuff said.

10. $650 million for digital TV coupons, including $90 million to educate “vulnerable populations”

See related.

POORLY DESIGNED TAX RELIEF:
11. $15 billion for business-loss carry-backs



12. $145 billion for “Making Work Pay” tax credits



Not sure what this is, but it sounds like Socialisam



13. $83 billion for the earned income credit



DEFINITELY more welfare.


STIMULUS FOR THE GOVERNMENT:


14. $150 million for the Smithsonian



Again, cute and nice, but not stimulus.



15. $34 million to renovate the Department of Commerce headquarters



Can we get a Commerce Secretary first?


16. $500 million for improvement projects for National Institutes of Health facilities


aka Socialized Medicine/National Health Care


17. $44 million for repairs to Department of Agriculture headquarters


Department of Agriculture? Is that important?


18. $350 million for Agriculture Department computers


Why the departmental-ism? What about the Interior?


19. $88 million to help move the Public Health Service into a new building next year


What?


20. $448 million for constructing a new Homeland Security Department headquarters


Can't argue with the cause, but $Half a $Billion?


21. $600 million to convert federal auto fleet to hybrids


Appeasement to the radical, leftist, "green", environmental, hypocritical liars.


22. $450 million for National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Didn't Obama say he wants to curb NASA spending? Oh, right this is the "climate change" aspect of NASA.


23. $600 million for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


More bogus Al Gore funding.


24. $1 billion for the Census Bureau


This one is big. This is the one that wants to ensure "accurate census counts of minorities".



Our translation: Let's make sure we know where all the blacks and hispanics and illegal immigrants live so we can get ACORN to register them to VOTE FOR SOCIALISM "CHANGE".



INCOME TRANSFERS:
25. $89 billion for Medicaid


Socialized Medicine/National Healthcare.


26. $30 billion for COBRA insurance extension


Socialized Medicen/National Healthcare.


27. $36 billion for expanded unemployment benefits


The more we make them reliant on the government, the more socialist, communist, and totalitarian we get and that's exactly what we want. Let the people shirk all personal responsibility and become beholden to the socialist government and we will rule them for decades. Just saying.


28. $20 billion for food stamps


The more we make them reliant on the government, the more socialist, communist, and totalitarian we get and that's exactly what we want. Let the people shirk all personal responsibility and become beholden to the socialist government and we will rule them for decades. Just saying.



PURE PORK:
29. $4.5 billion for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Whatever.



30. $850 million for Amtrak


Complete and utter business failure. Never has made money, never will. Privatize the rails, and maybe we have a chance.



31. $87 million for a polar icebreaking ship


Radical environmentalist payback.



32. $1.7 billion for the National Park System


Radical environmentalist payback.



33. $55 million for Historic Preservation Fund



???
34. $7.6 billion for “rural community advancement programs”


Convert the Bible Belt into government-dependant Liberals through ACORN-like "community organizer" Totalitarian rhetoric.



35. $150 million for agricultural commodity purchases


Again with the agriculture mumbo jumbo. More vote buying!



36. $150 million for “producers of livestock, honeybees, and farm-raised fish”


More CRAAP!


RENEWABLE WASTE:
37. $2 billion for renewable energy research


Radical Environmentalist appeasement...yawn.



38. $2 billion for a “clean-coal” power plant in Illinois


Obama want to destroy the "clean-coal" industry!


39. $6.2 billion shall be for the Weatherization Assistance Program


Uh....what?


40. $3.5 billion shall be for energy efficiency and conservation block grants


Payback for the "climate change" industry.


41. $3.4 billion shall be for the State Energy Program

Payback for the "climate change" industry.
42. $200 million shall be for state and local electric-transport projects

Payback for the "climate change" industry.
43. $300 million shall be for energy-efficient appliance rebate programs

Payback for the "climate change" industry.
44. $400 million for hybrid cars for state and local governments

Payback for the "climate change" industry.
45. $1 billion for the manufacturing of advanced batteries

Should this not be up to the battery manufacturers? Their respsonsibility? Private companies and private enterprise produce better products at a cheaper price than government ever has.


46. $1.5 billion for green technology loan guarantees

Payback for the "climate change" industry.
47. $8 billion for innovative technology loan guarantee program

48. $2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects

Payback for the "climate change" industry.


49. $4.5 billion for electricity grid

Payback for the "climate change" industry.


REWARDING STATE IRRESPONSIBILITY:
50. $79 billion for State Fiscal Stabilization Fund

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