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Pelosi Speaks With A “Porked Tongue”

February 9, 2009

Good Gawd! Nancy “Pork Queen” Pelosi even holds her hand up to emphasize her false ‘pledge’. Talk about chutzpa!
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Blitzer: Can you assure the American people that there will be no pork barrel spending none of these earmarks? These bridges to no where. These phony deals that are going that legislators won’t be able to bury stuff for their district. The stuff that has been so highly publicized.
Pelosi: I can pledge to you that no earmark or any of that or what ever description you want to make of it will be in the bill that passes the House.
Blitzer: Flat?
Pelosi: Absolutely flat out.

It’s flat out alright. A FLAT OUT LIE
A few glaring examples of pork buried in the stimulus:
Dog Parks ($50,000.00 – 2 jobs), Microsoft Office Suite for school computers ($205,500.00 – 0 jobs ), Doorbells ($99,600.00 – 2 jobs), Frisbee Golf course ($886,000.00 – 4 jobs), Solar water Heaters ($500,000,000.00 – 14 jobs), Conversion of 60 hybrid electric vehicles ($6,000,000.00 – 0 jobs), Boardwalk ($18,000,000.00 – 60 jobs)
Learn more at Stimulus Watch
Coburn Fights Generational Theft Act, AKA Senate Stimulus Bill
Wasteful and Non-Stimulus Spending Provisions

• $2 billion earmark to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero emissions coal power plant in Illinois that the Dept. of Energy defunded last year because the project was inefficient
• A $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film
• $650 million for the digital television (DTV) converter box coupon program
• $88 million for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker (arctic ship)
• $448 million for constructing the Dept. of Homeland Security headquarters
• $248 million for furniture at the new Dept. of Homeland Security headquarters
• $600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees
• $400 million for the CDC to screen and prevent STD’s
• $1.4 billion for a rural waste disposal programs
• $150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities
• $1 billion for the 2010 Census, which has a projected cost overrun of $3 billion
• $75 million for “smoking cessation activities”
• $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges
• $75 million for salaries of employees at the FBI
• $25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction
• $10 million to inspect canals in urban areas
• $6 billion to turn federal buildings into “green” buildings
• $500 million for state and local fire stations
• $650 million for wildland fire management on Forest Service lands
• $150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities
• $1.2 billion for “youth activities,” including youth summer job programs
• $88 million for renovating the headquarters of the Public Health Service
• $412 million for CDC buildings and property
• $500 million for building and repairing NIH facilities in Bethesda, MD
• $160 million for “paid volunteers” at the Corporation for National and Community Service
• $5.5 million for “energy efficiency initiatives” at the VA “National Cemetery Administration”
• $850 million for Amtrak
• $100 million for reducing the hazard of lead-based paint
• $75M to construct a new “security training” facility for State Dept Security officers when they can be trained at existing facilities of other agencies.
• $110 million to the Farm Service Agency to upgrade computer systems
• $200 million in funding for the lease of alternative energy vehicles for use on military installations.
• State Medicaid Bailout: $87.7 billion Through 3 different mechanisms, the bill would provide additional federal funds to state Medicaid programs over the next 3 years. This is nearly $70 billion more than the governors asked President Obama for in December, and should be a loan to be repaid by the states.

Questionable Policy

• Eliminates fees on loans from the Small Business Administration, thus pushing private capital toward unproductive businesses and away from productive businesses.
• Increases the definition of “youth” for certain summer job programs from age 21 to age 24.
• $160 million to the Job Corps program at the Dept. of Labor, but not for job programs – rather, to construct, alter or repair buildings.
• Requires a government study on the impact of minimum wage laws on the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa.
• $79 billion State Fiscal Stabilization (slush) Fund to bailout the States by providing billions of dollars for “education” costs of any kind.
• $47.843 billion is appropriated for a variety of energy programs that are primarily focused on renewable energy development and energy conservation/efficiency. Not one dollar is appropriated to make fossil fuels more affordable in the near future. More than $6 billion of these funds go to environmental clean ups.
• Increases eligibility for “weatherization” assistance to households 200 percent above the poverty level.
• The “Making Work Pay” credit of $500 to every individual making less than $75,000 (or $1000 to couples making $150,000 or less) would pay people whether they are productive or not – akin to welfare.
• The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – food stamps) would temporarily suspend the 3-month limit for non-working adults to receive SNAP benefits, thus giving incentives not to find a job.
• Installs government as the creator of broadband deployment regardless of whether the specific local/regional market can sustain it.
• Funds new “green jobs” job-training program without eliminating inefficient job-training programs or consolidating duplicative job-training programs.
• $890 million to the Social Security Administration without any provisions to reduce improper payments, or any plan to increase solvency of the trust fund.
• Nothing requires the products that are purchased with these funds be here in America. Lithium ion batteries, for instance, are primarily made in Asia.

You get the picture.

Stop Obama’s Stimulus Package!
Stop the waste of America’s tax dollars

Please tell your elected officials to oppose the $825 billion ‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009‘, commonly known as the stimulus bill, now making its way through Congress. This legislation is packed with pork, supports leftwing political groups such as ACORN and will increase the national deficit to more than $2 trillion dollars which future generations will have to repay.

The House passed this bill last week. We must stop it in the Senate.

The Heritage Foundation has listed several top disastrous highlights:

1. Medicaid bailout – $87 billion for states
2. Medicaid expansion – expands eligibility to anyone whose income is less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Line
3. Family Planning Loophole – This section undercuts parental authority, increases control over taxpayer dollars by family planning clinics, and expands exactly who is eligible to receive the benefits.
4. Education Bailout – $79 billion added to education, none of which may be used for school choice.
5. Education Shopping Spree – additional billions for various areas of education which will bring the total spent in this are to over $142 billion.

What else does this bill contain? Here are a few examples from the San Francisco Chronicle. You may see many more at the Chronicle website.

– $200 million to rehabilitate the National Mall
– $276 million to fix the computer systems at the State Department
– $650 million to repair dilapidated Forest Service facilities
– $50 million outlay for the National Endowment for the Arts

This so-called stimulus will come from borrowed funds – funds which must be repayed by future generations of hard working Americans.

Take Action
Compose Message
Message Recipients:
Barack Obama (D), President
Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D), Vice President
Your U.S. Senators
Do Not Support Left Wing Pork!

Go there now and speak out while you still have a chance!

Better yet MELT their phone lines!
Main targets:
Specter (202) 224-4254 Collins (202) 224-2523 Snowe (202) 224-5344
Make sure the others know how you feel as well.
Contact Senators of the 111th Congress

H/T SayAnything
Porked tongue credit: danielaudet

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  3. February 9, 2009 4:31 pm

    Yeah – no real surprise here. Spend it like you stole it!!! Oh wait, they did. 🙂

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  4. February 9, 2009 5:13 pm

    Senate just voted to move forward with $829B stimulus with 61 votes (36 no votes) Final vote expected tomorrow
    MELT their phone lines!

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