Not since the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 has January 28th been such a sad day for America. In a post election orgy of euphoric power and greed, House democrats yesterday passed H.R. 1 (the "Economic Stimulus Package") approving the spending of $825 BILLION of your hard earned tax dollars (that we don't yet have, by the way) in what amounts to a Democrat/Liberal wish list of things that have nothing to do with stimulating the economy.
A quick look at the Wall Street Journal's article: "A 40-Year Wish List" will help you understand why this package is such a slap in the face of every American. It doesn't even mention the fact that there is $4.19 BILLION earmarked for ACORN and "neighborhood stimulation projects". Sounds more to me like payoff for the voter fraud that got Obama elected.
And just $90 billion, a mere .12 of every $1 to be spent on actual jobs and programs that would stimulate the economy.
If you're still not convinced then by all means read the package for yourself over at http://ReadTheStimulus.org where you can find full texts of both the House version (H.R.1 passed 1/28) and the pending Senate version (S.336/1) and full amendments in both .txt and .pdf formats.
I highly encourage you to get on the phones calling your reps (http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml) and telling them just how disgusted you are with this bill and with all those who approved it (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll046.xml).
Why aren't people burning up the phone lines calling their reps and expressing their extreme disgust and lack of confidence in their stewardship and ability to represent? Why aren't there MAJOR PROTESTS across the nation? Why aren't people screaming that they're MAD AS HELL AND NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE?!
To the 177 Republicans and especially the 11 Democrats that opposed this bill; thank you for your steadfast devotion to America and doing what is right in the face of majority opposition. You are true patriots and free America stands with you (just let us know where and when to muster). To the liberal Democrats that continue to push American citizens to the limit, a word of caution. America is still the most powerful nation on earth because of her citizens. Never forget that. History will be the judge.
God Bless you,