After “Fiscal (Ir)Responsibility Summit” Democrats Unveil $410 Billion ‘Omnibus’ Spending Bill – More Pay to Play, More Bueaucrats, More Earmarks, Taking School Vouchers from Inner City Minorities
Posted by iusbvision on February 24, 2009
UPDATE – Fox News Feb. 25 :
In the post below we told you how yesterdays “Fiscal Responsibility Summit” was a hey day for special interest groups and lobbyist’s spreading the cash to our elected officials to get what they want, we also told you how the special interest groups from K-street and Wall Street got copies of the Porkulus Bill before most GOP members of Congress did.
It gets worse……
Bloomberg Financial News (excerpts):
Democrats Unveil $410 Billion ‘Omnibus’ Spending Bill
By Brian Faler
Feb. 23 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. embargo on Cuba would be loosened, regulatory agencies would get budget increases and lawmakers would secure money for thousands of pet projects known as earmarks under a proposed $410 billion spending bill.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, called the new bill “the unfinished business of last year when the president refused to address the priorities and the needs of the American people.”
Wow – how is that for your basic Orwellian propaganda sound bite??
The measure was released as President Barack Obama pledged at a budget summit to cut the government’s yearly budget deficit in half in four years. The White House and Congressional Budget Office forecast the deficit for this fiscal year will be at least $1.3 trillion.
The measure would boost the budgets for regulatory agencies Democrats have said were inadequately funded during the Bush years. The bill would provide the Consumer Product Safety Commission with $105 million, a 31 percent increase from last year. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s budget would also grow by 31 percent, to $146 million.
Can you imagine trying to live without a 31% budget increase in these bureaucracies?? It goes right along with your 31% budget increase right???
The Food and Drug Administration’s budget would grow 19 percent, to $2 billion. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration would get $513 million, a 6 percent increase. The Securities and Exchange Commission would get a 4 percent increase, to $943 million.
Did you know that the interest on the debt is now greater than the cost of the entire Iraq War?
Another provision would end a school-voucher program in Washington D.C. after the 2009-2010 school year. That proposal sparked criticism from House Minority Leader John Boehner, an Ohio Republican. In a statement, he said the school-choice program “has provided hope for thousands of low-income children in the District of Columbia” and that eliminating it “would represent an irresponsible and shameful act” by Democrats.
And here we have the pay to play corruption. If inner city black parents use those vouchers to get their children out of unsafe and failing inner city schools, how will the teachers union be able to kick back millions of dollars back to the Democratic Party? Obama is half black, do you think that he will stick up for these kids or do you think that he will continue to politicize and undermine public education as he did when he worked for Bill Ayers by misusing Annenberg Charity funds to run programs to show teachers how to radicalize their students? Don’t believe it check out the following three links 1, 2, 3. In link three be sure to watch the video from CNN.
UPDATE – They took the money from the inner city black kids to go to a school that isn’t a failure and passed 9,000 pork earmarks…