Saturday, January 24, 2009

Obama plan has $1 billion for school snacks, grass

NBC News reports tonight that the Obama economic stimulus plan has $1 billion set aside for school snacks and growing new grass on the National Mall.

Those outrages are just two examples of wasteful spending in the plan at a time of economic urgency.

Increasingly, it is becoming apparent that the $825 billion plan is simply another way to waste taxpayer money. And Obama is showing himself not to be that different from all the politicians he criticized, particularly GW Bush.

I believe it would be better to simply not spend one dollar on any plan and stop the spending of $350 billion of TARP money on banks that still are not lending. Instead, they are investing our money to make profits.

Columnist Paul Krugman, a Nobel Prize winner for economics, chastised Obama for deserting universal health care in his inaugural address.

Such health care is a no brainer when it comes to saving community hospitals and urban emergency rooms with preventitive care for every American. Such care is not a human right, it is our responsibility as a nation under God and to save money in an area in which costs are exploding.

Yet Obama only talks of affordable care, the same as his opponent John McCain.

So what makes him different? Increasingly, we're finding the answer to be "very little". And his decisions so far have created more problems than they've resolved.

1 comment:

republicans4darwin said...

So just a question frome a high school senior... What on earth is Obama doing to help stimulate parts of the economy that are important to the average American? Things like save Detroit and the American automobile industry? Well so far he has decided to give lots of money for school snacks, the national mall lawn, contraceptives, and whats next? Spending billions of dollars to import acorns so the squirrel population will increase? I mean this is rediculous!