promised Earmark Reform,
that he would go line by line
to make sure we are
signed today the Omnibus bill with
he will not do that again (!!)
Mr. Obama, what is a 'worthy' earmark? Bribing special interest groups with taxpayer money?
Today, Obama preached about the ugly Earmarks and promised that from today onwards (after the earmark-orgy) there will be no earmarks, but then he went behind closed doors and signed the $450 Billion Omnibus Bill that contains almost 9,000 Earmarks. After today's earmark-orgy, he'll behave. Imagine a thief promising he'll never steal again....but before that, he will go into a stealing-rampage. Thieves do not have that cynicism or the license to steal, but government does.
While Americans' retirement savings and house values vanish, Obama signed another BRIBERY BILL (AKA Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009). He will take money from your pocket to finance these politicians' interest projects. How many jobs will be created or how will these help to stop the recession:
|$6.6 MILLION||for TERMITE RESEARCH|
|$5.8 MILLION||for TED KENNEDY INSTITUTE FOR THE SENATE|
|$5.0 MILLION||for SUGARBEET/AVIAN DISEASE|
|$3.8 MILLION||for TIGER STADIUM|
|$2.7 MILLION||for WOOD EDUCATION (??)|
|$2.2 MILLION||for GRAPE GENETICS|
|$2.0 MILLION||for ASTRONOMY PROMOTION|
|$1.8 MILLION||for PIG & MANURE ODOR|
|$1.7 MILLION||for HONEY BEE|
|$1.2 MILLION||for CITRUS CANKER (which doesn't affect the fruits)|
|$1.0 MILLION||for CRICKETS|
|$819,000||for CATFISH GENETICS|
|$800,000||for OYSTER REHABILITATION|
|$473,000||for LEFTIST NATIONAL COUNTIL OF LA RAZA (THE RACE)|
|$469,000||for FRUIT FLY|
|$380,600||for CARBON NEUTRAL GREEN CAMPUS|
|$300,000||for GO GIRL GO! (???)|
|$225,000||for EVERYBODY WINS! (???)|
|$209,000||for BLUEBERRY IMPROVEMENTS|
|$200,000||for TATTOO REMOVAL|
|$100,000||for READY WILLING & ABLE (??)|
...more: Earmark List-3/10/2009
...AND THE WINNERS ARE: GOVERNMENT, THE ARTS & TRANSIT (Heritage)
During this recession, Americans are not spending in entertainment or redecorating their houses as they did during the good times (the first 7 years under George W. Bush.) Americans are saving and spending their money wisely, why can't government do that as well? This is not the time for government to waste taxpayer money in theaters, museums, sports, tattoo removal, fish genetics...and other special interest projects.
"The bill represents a bonanza for federal agencies that felt a budget squeeze for much of Bush’s two terms. Mass transit, public housing...all among the Democratic priorities that would see new federal money flow into their coffers." (WAPO)
Despite the recession, this bill will give even more than last year to those interest groups.
BETRAYED BY BOTH PARTIES
The bill includes thousands of controversial earmarks inserted by members of both parties:
Vote update: H.R. 1105 (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009):
*PASSED ON 3/10/2009 with 62 yeas & 35 nays & 2 not voting:
*8 Republicans joined 54 Democrats in the Senate to pass this theft:
Lamar Alexander, Kit Bond, Thad Cochran, Lisa Murkowski, Richard Shelby, Olympia Snowe, Arlen Specter, Roger Wicker
*3 Democrats who voted against:
Evan Bayh, Russ Feingold, Claire McCaskill
PSST...ENOUGH WITH THESE STUPID WORDS
"INFRASTRUCTURE"...politicians make it sound like we were living on dirt roads or in the middle of the jungle. Stop with the 'infrastructure' excuse to waste our taxpayer money...it's all bait so we accept their abusive spending. Well, we don't want more spending and we don't want government to force us to leave our cars (freedom) and depend on public mass transportation (government control).
"FORWARD"....Obama practically says this word in each of his haughty, pompous sermons: "....to move FORWARD." With Obama, we are moving forward by running backwards.....so stopped with that silly word. By the time Obama finishes we will be living in misery like in Cuba.
"I INHERITED IT FROM THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION"
Stop whining, Mr. Obama! The zombies elected you because they believed your empty rhetoric of change...but all you are doing is duplicating or triplicating what George W. Bush did in 2008. So, after all, maybe you liked the guy. If you cannot handle it, Mr. Obama, we gladly will accept your resignation.
Also, is that bi-partisanship: to blame others? Is that the new tone: to harangue the opposition?
BROKEN PROMISES 2-IN-1
* Why did Obama sign the Omnibus bill behind closed doors? What happened to transparency?Another broken promise.
* During the campaign, mighty Obama promised he was going to fight earmarks. Today, he bathes in earmarks. Another broken promise.
SOURCES: Economic Crisis, Taxpayers for Common Sense, MichelleMalkin, WashingtonPost, ABC News (video), DC Examiner, FOX News, HotAir, HotAir, LA Times, Heritage