And their pork addiction?
Let us Democrats pass a bill that encourages growth -- encourages employment -- and encourages a turn-around in our current economic direction. We'll do that by passing a 1 trillion dollar stimulus and pump it into the economy....except for the few side appropriations that follow....
Stimulus Bill Pork:
‘‘Department of Housing and Urban Development—Management and Administration—Office
8 of Inspector General’’, $15,000,000.
Why are we giving 15,000,000 to an entity that sparked this financial crisis? I'm confused. Oh, I see -- we're going to continue to give loans to people who can't afford houses -- specifically for PUBLIC and INDIAN housing.
General Services Administration—Gen23
eral Activities—Office of Inspector General’’,
Why are we giving pay raises?
Social Security Administration—Office of
8 Inspector General’’, $2,000,000.
What's the purpose of giving SSA money -- how does that encourage growth?
There is hereby appropriated as an additional amount
14 for ‘‘Government Accountability Office—Salaries and Ex15
penses’’ $25,000,000, for oversight activities relating to
16 this Act.
Another raise? How convenient not to combine the two??
"Environmental Protection Agency—State
& and Tribal Assistance Grants’’.
EPA Tribal assistance? Can you clarify please??
Department of Health and Human Serv2
ices—Office of the Secretary—Office of Inspector
3 General’’, $19,000,000.
Contraceptives? Abortions? Hmm....not exactly an economic "stimulator".
I'm only on page 12 of 243 of the stimulus bill and have already identified approximately 100 million dollars in pork. That could be used to "build" something and supply 3 - 20 jobs, eh?
Check yourself before you wreck yourself: