Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Porking up the stimulus package

Conservatives, President Obama, Socialism / Marxism, TAXES, THE ECONOMY

Most Americans were outraged at the pork included in the first TARP bailout. Remember the wooden arrows?

Not to be outdone, the coming Obama Stimulus Package promises to be the graddaddy of all pork programs.

Infrastructure indeed! We travel and see vast stretches of complete interstate replacements every summer!!!

 600 billion+ SO FAR of the “stimulus” package is WASTE
50m National Endowment for the Arts
60m Mob museum in Vegas
850m Wildfire prevention in California
200m “study” electric cars for use in government
650m additional $$$ for DTV
400m NOAA to study habitat restoration
44m Repair to AG HQ in DC
276m State Department computer upgrades
600m to NASA for “global warming” research
600m “to help doctors, nurses and dentists” “prepare” for universal health care
209m maintenance upgrades to USDA research building
400m “upkeep upgrades” of “national treasures” like National Mall and
…but that’s chump change compared to this:
1 bn to preserve 500 at risk salmon in CA
275bn to “refundable” tax credits (welfare checks)
30bn for “roads and bridges” (that’s about 5% of the “stimulus” being spent on
real “infrastructure”)
100bn to expand Medicaid
150bn to explore “alternative” energy
3.1bn for parks and fisheries improvements
20bn “nutritional assistance for middle income” Americans –this is an expansion
of foodstamps to 400% of the poverty line!!!
1.5bn to build community health centers Kenosha asks for more pork 

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