I was against the bailout of the auto industry — and as you would expect — I am also against this nearly $1 trillion “stimulus”. Most of us think this so-called economic stimulus is going to be a big rebate check sent to all of us American citizens. In reality, it is one of the largest pork budgets in US history (You can read a detailed analysis by Jim Manzi in National Review).
Did you realize that the bulk of the planned expenditures do not occur in 2009 (so much for the urgency)? Did you know that the plan includes “important” expenditures such as contraceptives (yes, really) and the replacement of the lawn near the capitol? Did you know that less than 3% of that budget is dedicated to tax relief for small businesses? Did you know that the planned expenditure includes $50 million in funding for the National Endowment of the Arts (nothing like bad artwork to stimulate the economy)?
The liberal Jew from Illinois — Mr. Emanuel — already revealed the O’bama strategy when he said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
This urgency for economic salvation is a Trojan horse for the Government to take greater control of our lives. It will not help rescue our economy. In fact, it will probably make it worse… Oppose this taxation with all your energy.