Saturday, January 31, 2009

Our Military is the ONE thing that IS working in this country...

We have a fantastic military. We're at war. We have terrorists breathing down our necks (or actually, they're fitting the nooses around our necks). It is absolutely crazy for Mr. Obama to ask the military to cut spending right now.

Here's more from the P.U.M.A. article I just posted:

Incidentally, as senseless as it is to cut defense spending by $55 billion while we are at war, what is more senseless is to push for passage of a “stimulus bill” which includes $314 billion in NEW spending that has squat to do with defense or security… (Director Blue)

• $83 billion in welfare payments (the earned income credit for people who don’t pay income tax)
• $81 billion for Medicaid
• $66 billion on “education”, more than the entire Department of Education required just ten years ago
• $36 billion for expanded unemployment benefits
• $20 billion for food stamps
• $8 billion on “renewable energy” projects, which have a low or negative return
• $7 billion for “modernizing federal buildings and facilities”
• $6 billion on urban transit systems, dominated by unions and which, almost universally, lose money
• $2.4 billion for “carbon-capture demonstration projects”
• $2 billion for child-care subsidies
• $1 billion for Amtrak, the federal railroad that’s run in the red for 40 years
• $650 million for “digital TV conversion coupons” (on top of billions already spent)
• $600 million on new cars for government (added to the $3 billion already spent each year)
• $400 million for “global-warming research”
• $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts

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