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Sen Stimulus Has $70M For ‘G Warming’

From the House Republican Leader John Boehner:

More Generational Theft: Senate Democrats’ "Stimulus" Loaded with Excess Spending, Too

Washington, Feb 3 – House Republicans and 11 House Democrats voted “no” on the trillion-dollar “stimulus” bill written by House Democratic leaders, on the grounds it is packed with hundreds of billions in spending unrelated to job creation and economic growth, borrowed from America’s children and grandchildren.  And despite declining public support for the proposed legislation, the Senate version of the bill is also loaded with billions in deficit spending that won’t create jobs.

Here are some of the spending items congressional Republicans have identified in the Senate version as unrelated to significant job creation:

– $20 million “for the removal of small – to medium-sized fish passage barriers.”

– $25 million to rehabilitate off-roading (ATV) trails

– $34 million to remodel the Department of Commerce headquarters

– $70 million to “Support Supercomputing Activities” for climate research

At the beginning of the year, President Obama made clear that the goal of this economic recovery process was a bipartisan bill focused on job creation.  But refurbished federal office space and fish passage barriers was probably not what he had in mind. 

House Republicans have a plan to let middle-class families, small businesses, job-seekers, and home-buyers keep more of what they earn to create 6.2 million new jobs – more than twice the jobs as the congressional Democrats’ plan – at half the cost.  Will congressional Democrats finally keep President Obama’s promise and work with House Republicans on a bipartisan plan to create more jobs without burying future generations under mountains more of debt?  Or will they continue to press for their massive plan in an act of generational theft?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Sen Stimulus Has $70M For ‘G Warming’”

  1. Confucius says:

    Good thing Obama nominated fiscal hawk Judd Gregg for Commerce Secretary. Maybe Gregg can stop the $34 million office renovation.

    Nobody wants a repeat of Thaingate.

  2. Colonel1961 says:

    90% of America froze last night – how much more data do these idiots need – it’s not hetting warmer, it’s getting colder. And NOT because of man’s activities. Please refer to that big yellow thing in the sky (offer applies during clear, daylight hours only).

  3. proreason says:

    “Generational theft” is a great description.

    Anybody over the mental age of about 30 is already opposed to the Depression Stimulus scam, so phrasing it that way highlights the problem for adolescents of all ages. It might persuade a few kids who haven’t had their brains totally cauterized by the education system.

  4. U NO HOO says:

    “- $70 million to “Support Supercomputing Activities” for climate research”

    Don’t supercomputers emit heat?

  5. Colonel1961 says:

    Yes, but no CO2… :-)

  6. Steve says:

    “$25 million to rehabilitate off-roading (ATV) trails”

    The things that environmentalists will spend money on.

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