Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Is the Stimulus Giving You the Summertime Blues?

Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) and John McCain (R-AZ) have released their latest report on that monumental waste of taxpayer's money known as "The Stimulus".  Here is a little peek of where your money went (with my personal favorites in bold):

• $554,763 for the Forest Service to replace windows in a closed visitor center at Mount St. Helens

• $762,372 to create “Dance Draw” interactive dance software

• $62 million for a tunnel to nowhere in Pittsburgh, PA that even Governor, Ed Rendell called “a tragic mistake”

$1.9 million for international ant research

• $1.8 million for a road project that is threatening a pastor’s home

• $308 million for a joint clean energy venture with…BP

• $89,298 to replace a new sidewalk that leads to a ditch in Boynton, OK

$3.8 million for a “streetscaping” project that has reduced traffic and caused a business to fire two employees

• $16 million to help Boeing to clean up an environmental mess it created in 2007

$200,000 to help Siberian communities lobby Russian policy makers

• $39.7 million to upgrade the statehouse and political offices in Topeka, Kansas

• $760,000 to Georgia Tech to study improvised music

$700,000 to study why monkeys respond negatively to inequity

$193,956 to study voter perceptions of the economic stimulus

$363,760 to help NIH promote the positive impacts of stimulus projects

• $456,663 to study the circulation of Neptune’s atmosphere

$529,648 to study the effects of local populations on the environment…in the Himalayas

If they would have just asked I would told them what voter perceptions of the economic stimulus are.  Most of us think it sucks.  But beyond that, none of the above projects even appear to be designed to stimulate the economy or create jobs.  The Dems in Congress could have done just as much good had they thrown the cash down from the top of the Empire State Building.
I'm going to keep this list handy.  One or two of them will be on the sign I'll be carrying at my next Tea Party event.  I'm going to email them to my soon to be ex-Rep Kathy Castor and ask her for an explanation.  I'd like to hear from her why she thinks I should vote for someone who has been so careless with my money.
The Dems have shown that they can not be trusted.  Remember that, and this list, in November.


Anonymous said...

Like your list, but it's REALLY hard to read on that background!

Anthony said...

I really want to know the results of the ant research. I'm sure it will lead to a major improvement in our quality of life. Those Dems are good at one thing, they sure can spend our money.

Anonymous said...

You can't wait until November. You must do the "prep-work" in the August 24th Republican primary or the opportunity is lost.

Eddie Adams Jr is the real-deal, Conservative Republican, who has done the work [for years] to build a coalition of voters to defeat Ms Castor. .... but the Republican primary is filled with others who popped-up in January and February, raised some cash and brought in high-paid consultants to tell them how to "win". They are all well-meaning and nice guys, but the problem is they have no depth of the issues, [except for reading-summaries from consultants] and no roots in the communities around ALL of District 11. Two of the candidates have never been to some corners of the Congressional district, because they don't hold "candidate forums" there.

District 11 is a gerrymandered Congressional seat. It's tilted 2 to 1, in favor of the -D-, the ONLY way to defeat Ms Castor is with voters from the -R-, plus, Tea-Parties/9-12 and other Patriot groups, and the Reagan-democrats, who are unhappy with the 9th most liberal Congresswoman representing them. Eddie was an early Tea-Party speaker, long before it was "cool" and was featured in TIME magazine for it too.

The -R- want to defeat Ms Castor or they want to divide the -R- voters in August. It's one or the other. Eddie Adams Jr is the candidate with the strength to win, when it counts, in November. www.AdamsforCongress.ORG

Pick Prendergast said...

Great job with the research, Carol. I am currently the front-runner for the -R- nomination to run against Kathy. Please visit my website to see my TV ad.

Below is the link to the second ad I've just started running. Please call my press secretary Bobby at 941-809-0051 if you'd like to find out more information.

Thank you for your research,
Mike Prendergast

Anonymous said...

You do know that Castor voted against the stimulus, right?

Carol said...

Dear Anonymous @ 5:57 pm:

Here's a link for you showing that Kathy Castor most certainly DID vote for H.R. 1: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (The Stimulus). http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2009-46

If you have any other questions about the voting record of Kathy "The Ninth Most Liberal Person in the House" Castor, you will find a simple google search helpful. Or you can ask me.

Anonymous said...

You're calling that the "Stimulus" as opposed to the "Bailout"? The House Clerk records say she voted "no." http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll674.xml

Carol said...

Anonymous @ 8:40 pm

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, abbreviated ARRA (Pub.L. 111-5) and commonly referred to as the Stimulus or The Recovery Act, is an economic stimulus package enacted by the 111th United States Congress in February 2009. The Act followed other economic recovery legislation passed in the final year of the Bush presidency including the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 and the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 which created the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Recovery_and_Reinvestment_Act_of_2009

I am talking about the STIMULUS whereas I believe you are talking about TARP.

May I suggest that you stay on topic-the topic being the Stimulus. Further, rather than trolling here (and failing miserably) you could better spend your time on liberal websites. OK?

Anonymous said...

Um, I'm a Republican.

Carol said...

Wow, learn something everyday! I didn't know that Castor had any Republican fans. So you don't agree with her stands on abortion, immigration, Cap & Trade, etc. How did you feel when she voted against de-funding ACORN?