With the bulk of the $787 billion stimulus package still unspent, some lawmakers say, President Obama should not be adding yet another $13 billion to the deficit by funding a one-time $250 Social Security payment.
After Obama called on Congress to approve the lump-sum payment to Social Security recipients to make up for not getting a cost-of-living increase, House Minority Leader John Boehner said he'd be "happy" to support it -- so long as Congress takes the money out of the stimulus.
"The stimulus bill is not working. The American people are asking, 'Where are the jobs?' And if we're going to provide this benefit to our seniors, why don't we take it from stimulus funds that clearly aren't getting the job done?" Boehner said.
They are also expected to offer an amendment to use stimulus funds to pay for a proposed $245 billion allocation to keep Medicare doctors from being hit with steep cuts in federal reimbursement fees.
So the stimulas is not stimulas at all. It is being used to build bigger government and fund cuts proposed by the healthcare bill.
No wonder forclosures and unemployment are at all time highs. The money the administration claimed would fix it is being realocated.
"FRAUD" is what this is. If you and I borrowed and I do mean borrowed, money for one thing and then did something else with it, we would be in jail.
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