Friday, February 06, 2009

The Fierce Urgency of Pork

"Madam Speaker, when was the last time someone asked you for $700 billion?" - Nancy Pelosi, Sept. 2008

"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." - White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Nov. 2008

"Compensation restrictions would apply to all financial institutions and might be extended to include all U.S. companies." - Barney Franks, Feb 3, 2009

"A failure to act, and act now, will turn crisis into a catastrophe." - President Obama, Feb. 4, 2009

"It's not just pages and pages of special-interest tax breaks, giveaways and protections, one of which would set off a ruinous Smoot-Hawley trade war. It's not just the waste, such as the $88.6 million for new construction for Milwaukee Public Schools, which, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, have shrinking enrollment, 15 vacant schools and, quite logically, no plans for new construction.

It's the essential fraud of rushing through a bill in which the normal rules (committee hearings, finding revenue to pay for the programs) are suspended on the grounds that a national emergency requires an immediate job-creating stimulus -- and then throwing into it hundreds of billions that have nothing to do with stimulus, that Congress's own budget office says won't be spent until 2011 and beyond, and that are little more than the back-scratching, special-interest, lobby-driven parochialism that Obama came to Washington to abolish. He said. "

"Desperate always reaps stupid." - Common sense

Wake up, America. It's not about bailing out the economy. It's about power & control.

The real question that the tax payers should ask is: Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole?

Call your congressman NOW to give them the answer!

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