Saturday, January 31, 2009

Stimulus Package

so·cial·ism - according to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:
1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2 a: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
3: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
When George Bush was the 43rd president of the United States, his antagonists decried him for having too much power. Now that the Messiah has ascended his throne in Washington, he has put our country on the fast track to socialism and those same people who criticized Bush are giving BHO free reign to do so.
In fact, if we grouped BHO’s groupies together and asked them what they think of socialism, they would cheer. “Yeah man! Yes we can! Change dude, that’s what we need!” The Anointed One told us exactly what he was going to do when he told Joe the Plumber that we’ve got to “spread the wealth around.”
Well, congress has backed the Prez on his pork-laden $888,000,000,000 stimulus plan and, if the senate follows suit, each American will be $3,333 further in debt. And for what? Mr. Bush persuaded America to TARP entities like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and others so they could give hefty bonuses to their execs for the end of the year. Any one of these bonuses would put any one of us normal folk on easy street for the rest of our lives. That little brain-storm cost us $700B. By the way, that’s $2800 per American. Okay, we normal Joe’s are now expected to offer up $30,000 average per family for economic stimulation. I ask again, for what? Or better yet, for whom?
*$20,000,000 for the removal of small to medium sized fish passage barriers. Clue: Leave the stinking barriers in place!!!
*$400 million for STD prevention. Okay, I see where “stimulation” enters the picture.
*$25,000,000 is for recreation maintenance, especially for rehabilitation of off-road vehicle routes, and $20,000,000 is for trail maintenance and restoration. Now, I’m a guy who likes his trails maintained, but my goodness, I’ll use them as they are, thank you.
*$34,000,000 for the Department of Commerce renovation and modernization. Oh wow! Commerce gives itself a new look for only $34 mill. I wonder if that will pass the smell test?
*$70,000,000 is directed to specifically support supercomputing activities, especially as they relate to climate research. Double whammy! Obama supporter and world’s richest man Bill Gates needs our $$$ to help him save the planet. And is it now a foregone conclusion that Al Gore was right, Mother Earth is on life support and running a high fever? Turn the supercomputers off and cool the planet down a few clicks.
*The Secretary shall use up to $ 50,000,000 per year, and $150,000,000 in the case of 2009, from the Trust Fund to provide emergency relief to eligible producers of livestock, honey bees, and farm-raised fish to aid in the reduction of losses due to disease, adverse weather, or other conditions, such as blizzards and wildfires, as determined by the Secretary. That’s it friend, save the honey bees and the farm raised catfish, but drain my savings. Hey Mr. Obama, I have a Senate seat I’d like to sell you!
So fellow Americans, how do you like socialism? You wanted to crown him king even though he warned you what he was going to do. We hope you enjoyed America as the founders envisioned it, it’s gone now!

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