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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Plausible Deniability - $900 Billion Stimulus Package

Thankfully our President does not experience Plausible Deniability. It is obvious that the crafters of this Stimulus Package are hoping that our Senators and Representatives and our President experience Plausible Deniability.
Obama Bans Stimulus Package Pork. Looks like he’s got his work cut out for him. Check out the 40 Year Wish List on the Wall Street Journal’s website.

Here is some of the more obvious pork:
• $726 million for an after school snack program. Don’t we already have enough meal programs for school children?
• $8.2 billion to bring broadband and wireless to unserved areas. With the economy such that it is, is this really important now? Can’t this money be better spent?
• $52.4 billion for carbon capture and sequestration demonstration projects. Ditto. WTF? How much can some cardboard and poster board cost? And is it really necessary?
• $4 billion for community activist programs such as ACORN. Haven’t we heard enough about ACORN to know that the government should not be giving them money?
• $400 million for global warming research. What are we researching? Don’t we already know the earth is suffering the effects of global warming?
• $335 million for STD prevention. Why is it necessary in these economic times to throw money at this?
$50 million for National Endowment of the Arts. I realize the arts are now under funded and hurting, but can’t we let the economy get a leg up before we start spending in non-essential areas?
$20 billion to digitize medical records. Can’t this wait until the economy is in a better position?
Anastasia always tells me when I cook a dish that has an ingredient that she doesn’t like, to not mention that the ingredient is in there. If she doesn’t “know” it’s in the dish, she can eat it. If I tell her the ingredient is in the dish, she can’t eat it no matter how good everyone else says it is.

We’re watching the latest installment of Indiana Jones last night. I am so not an Indiana Jones movie fan. I know I may be in the minority, but I always thought the first one was a snoozefest. Anyway, there is the scene in the quicksand when Shia Labeouf runs to go get something to throw to his mother to pull her out.

He brings a snake. When he throws the snake to Indiana Jones, even though he is going to die if he doesn’t grab the snake, he tells Shia Labeouf’s character to stop throwing the snake at him and get a rope. Of course there isn’t any rope because they are out in the jungle. So Indiana Jones tells him to stop calling it a snake. Plausible Deniability. So Shia Labeouf’s character screams for him to grab the ROPE and Indiana Jones grabs the snake and is saved.

I know our economy is in a lot of trouble right now. This current Stimulus Package is not palatable in it’s current form. Can’t the crafters of the Stimulus Package come up with something less snakelike and more ropelike? When we're talking about the economy and the Stimulus Package, Plausible Deniability can get quite expensive.

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Babette said...

This is the main reason why the Republicans refuse to sign this stimulus package. It's loaded with tons of pork that will do nothing for the economy. Only 12% of the package will directly help it. I heard that Pelosi refused to meet with the other party to negotiate for this package. Didn't she get Pres. Obama's message that he wants to reach across party lines?

Thanks for dropping ECs on my blogs Lola. :o)

I am Harriet said...

There was actually something on the bill that said Ill gets nothing if Blago remains in office.

Hey Lola- you're the top dropper everywhere! geez

ChristineLVT said...

THANKS for posting this. What a waste of money....

Lola said...


You're welcome.


You'd think after all these years of this kind of nonsense they would pass legislation to stop it.


I don't know that Pat Quinn is going to be any better. It still is the Chicago machine, right?
...not really everywhere. lol!


It's an outrageous waste of money.

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