If you haven't wanted to look at the pork that is included in the new bailout measure you should. Congress seems to have no shame, so it is up to each and everyone of us to demand transparency. The projected cost to the US taxpayer is enormous ($10,520 for each family in the United States!) It is incredible, and numbing. You thought change was coming? Guess again. The economic problems today are based first in real estate, and real estate related. However, bailout dollars have yet to get sales moving again, not have they stopped the tsunami of foreclosures or stopped the drop in home values. In fact most of the monies spent have no strings attached to them. Banks can buy other banks, and still lose values, and although the purpose of the bailout was to free up liquidity, it hasn't put anything back on the right track. It is our responsibility as citizens to ask questions on how the funds will move things forward. We have a right to ask what is included in the new stimulus ans why it is there! We must realize that in the world of politics a lot of the bailout stimulus is really a Trojan horse to pass previously defeated Congressional agendas. They have nothing to do with creating any new jobs. By the way...I thought all lobbyists were to be removed from Washington? If the new administration really opposes this, why don't they out those self serving members of Congress? Or are they all on the take? We need to ask, it's your money!
- ACORN is slated to get 4.9 billion
- Over $142 Billion in Federal education funds - Double education funding!
- Socialized Medicine - Expanded Medicaid coverage
- Refundable Tax Credits for people who don't pay taxes.
- $16 billion for science and rural Internet facilities
- Barney Frank has money earmarked for a local bank