Only half of the government spending under Obama was because of policy change

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    Cool. So you can explain to me how the $1.9m "stimulus" for researchers to study ants in Africa helped us through the recession?

    How about the $357,710 to 'make over' a furnace that sat abandoned for almost 150 years so that historians can 'study' it?

    How about that $308m for a power plant (that's actually owned by a private company.... BP) that won't actually provide any power for two years?

    Or the $89,298 for new sidewalks that lead to a ditch? (Those sidewalks were only 5 years old anyway)

    Or the $39.7m to upgrade the offices and parking for politicians in Kansas?
     
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    True, but those numbers are out of trillions spent on importance.
     
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    So Obama spent hundreds of millions of dollars on training for Chinese prostitutes, airports to nowhere, and bridges for turtles.
    The rest he just wasted.
     
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    No wonder this country is a clusterfuck.... people like you are the problem. There is a huge list of fucking ridiculous, obscene amounts of money being pissed away by this Adminstration... and this is the best response you have? That it's true but so what? How the fuck did you get to be so old and learn so little?
     
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    True, and many of those 'stimulus' projects actually destroyed other businesses and cost thousands of jobs.... but where is the left wing outrage about those jobs?

    The total fucking ignorance of the OP is just breathtaking.
     
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    It's what Bastiat called "what is not seen." People saw stimulus money being spent. THey didnt see jobs not being created by businesses fearful of coming taxes and regulations.
     
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    Breathtaking? :lol:

    You know when people use laughable words like that on here it is so easy to not take anything they say seriously.
     
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    You're right.
    Breath-taking is an understatement.
     
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    There is a list demonstrating that billions of taxpayers dollars was wasted on ridiculous projects that added no jobs, no infrastructure, no value whatsoever and you say that's ok. I find that breathtakingly ignorant.

    You are nothing more than an old fool.... and there is no fool like an old fool.
     

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