LATEST UPDATE:11:30pm cst : “THE GREAT AMERICAN GOVT GONE MAD ACT OF 2009”

4162This is outrageous, I have added extra comment where comment is due . . .

Update 12:45pm Eastern. Some new bullet points from Hill GOP staff outline what’s been added and removed:

· $9 billion for school construction was added back in (originally cut by Nelson-Collins)

 ($9 billion to force school construction that the schools do not want nor need)

· $5 billion increase for the state fiscal stabilization fund (originally cut by Nelson-Collins), making it a grand total of $53.6 billion

( State “PET” profect funding that had been removed like Pelosi’s pet project to save swamp mice in San Francisco) 

· $2 billion for neighborhood stabilization program, money for groups like ACORN

( oh yes, can’t cut those home modifications loans so those who never should have gotten home loans can be saved from forclosure for another 6 months)

· $1 billion added back for Prevention & Wellness Programs, including STD education

( I’m sorry, but if you are not responsible enough to abstain or practice safe sex, that should NOT be my tax problem)

· Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research was added back in, leading Americans down the path towards healthcare rationing (63 patient advocacy groups signed a letter voicing their concerns with this provision)

( the day the government tries to tell me or my doctor what kind of treatment I get, is the day I go to jail or die trying to fight it)

(BUT, NOT INFRASTRUCTURE)

· Money for highways and bridges was cut by $1 billion from the House-passed level

( so much for shovel ready projects, well we knew this wasn’t really a shovel ready profect in the way it was sold)

KEY POINTS:

· Tax relief to help middle class families and small businesses was sharply pared back in order to increase government spending. Public opinion over the last 4 weeks has shown that Americans overwhelming believe tax cuts, and not government spending, are a better way to stimulate the economy.

( I want to know when we actually voted on this and what proof they have for their conclusion, talk about living and governing from La-la Land)

· Approximately $75 billion in true tax relief was CUT from the Nelson-Collins package. So, while the overall size of the package may have gotten slightly smaller, the spending actually increased.

( And there you have it, the true test that complete Government Control is only a few short legislative votes away!!! BUH BYE  FREEDOM, It was great while it lasted!!!)

Are we really going to take this!!! NOT “I”

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MIDNIGHT UPDATE:

For the night owls who need some stimulus to put you back to sleep, I have the newest releases of the stimulus in the BOX.NET to the lower left. If you prefer to surf & read, please go to the following links for the Senate & the House of Reps . . .these are pdf files

Senate summary         Senate Legislation text

House of Reps summary          House of Reps summary part 2

House text part 1          House text part 2

 

If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

 

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

 

Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have … The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)
 
The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

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