The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

How the Obama Porkulus bill was written

We’re talking $850+ Billion here … so maybe it’s time for a little refresher course on just how the wonderful ObamaStimulus bill was written.
When Obama took office in 2009 it was the first time the Democrats had control of the House, the Senate and the White House in 18 years.  That’s 18 years of Democrat constituents demanding money for this, that or the other thing.  That’s 18 years of Democrats telling their followers that they’re very sorry, but they just don’t have the clout in DC to get the spending bills they’re asking for through the congress.
So when Obama was crowned it was time to open the floodgates … time to take care of all those constituents with all those spending requests who have been ignored for 18 years.
So how do you do this?  Well here’s how Obama did it.  He went to Nancy Pelosi, then the Speaker of the House.  He told Pelosi to go to the House Democrat Caucus and gather together all of those pork spending requests that have gone unfulfilled since the Democrats last ran the show.  Put all those requests together into one bill, and we’ll call it a stimulus bill.  We’ll tell America that this bill is crucial to bringing us out of the recession and putting Americans back to work again.  Pelosi was given one rule .. one limit.  The bill had to come in at less than $1 trillion dollars.  The people were used to billion-dollar price tags, but a trillion-dollar tag might cause a problem.  Leave some wiggle room in case we have to up the ante on a few projects.  Thus was born the $850,000,000,000 “stimulus” plan.
Remember .. the theory here is that all of this money is better spent by government than by the people who worked for and earned it.  Does that make sense to you?

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