Exploiting the Unemployed for Social Re-engineering and Re-Election

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    In January, we were constantly told about the urgency of passing a stimulus package to save or create jobs. At the time, anything and everything that the Democrats could think of was billed as an economic stimulus with little recognition that not all spending programs have the same impact on job creation and economic recovery.

    As a consequence, we saw all kinds of social programs and pork included in the $789 billion package. Some of the absurd stimulus items include $30 million to save the salt marsh harvest mouse (in an area adjacent to her congressional district) an millions of dollars for education on preventing STD's. How all those social programs are going to create jobs I have no idea (other than to bloat the federal bureaucracy).

    So what we saw was a bait and switch in the stimulus package.

    And what happened after passage of the urgent stimulus package? Well, then attention was shifted to urgent Health Insurance Reform and we're sold a bill of goods that somehow that too was tied to economic recovery.

    It seems job creation has been largely ignored when focus was shifted to Health Insurance Reform. Of the $789 billion stimulus package, less than 25% of the money was even targetted for 2009. The actual percentage will be considerably less. Is anyone actually trying to cut through the red tape speed up the spending?

    So when is the bulk of the stimulus package targetted for spending? In 2010 (concidentally an election year).

    This all makes it pretty obvious that the unemployed are being exploited to push through Social Re-engineering and to set the stage for 2010 elections.
     
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    Obviously, but it won't work out well, as Biden admitted, they 'underestimated' how bad things are.
     
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    Interesting. They couldn't estimate how bad things are now, but we're expected to believe their estimates of what costs will be over the next 10 years
     

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