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The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

Democrats Health Care Bill Packed With Frivolous Spending

Posted by iusbvision on July 9, 2009

..and how much of that spending will make it back to the pockets of politicians and lobbyists???

Here we go again, who needs a new stimulus bill to grow the size of government on the backs of tax payers and businesses when any old bill will do?

Boston Globe:

WASHINGTON – Sweeping healthcare legislation working its way through Congress is more than an effort to provide insurance to millions of Americans without coverage. Tucked within is a provision that could provide billions of dollars for walking paths, streetlights, jungle gyms, and even farmers’ markets.

The add-ons – characterized as part of a broad effort to improve the nation’s health “infrastructure’’ – appear in House and Senate versions of the bill.

Critics argue the provision is a thinly disguised effort to insert pork-barrel spending into a bill that has been widely portrayed to the public as dealing with expanding health coverage and cutting medical costs. A leading critic, Senator Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican, ridicules the local projects, asking: “How can Democrats justify the wasteful spending in this bill?’’

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