This week, the Senate is scheduled to consider the economic stimulus bill. It passed the House last week as H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with NO support from Republicans. Its cost per family is about $4,300.
BAD IDEAS - "THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE"
The hidden liberal policy agenda inside the 'stimulus bill':
Over $142 Billion in Federal education funds: Nearly double the total outlays for the Department of Education in 2007 - making good on Reid-Pelosi-Obama education promises to the NEA.
$87 Billion Medicaid bailout: If we keep bailing states out without any accountability, they will have every incentive to continue irresponsible spending. It forces fiscally responsible taxpayers in states, like Indiana, to pay for the fiscally irresponsible decisions, by bureaucrats, in states like Illinois.
Expanded Medicaid coverage and SCHIP: Congress is using the stimulus to push forward their liberal health care agenda. This incremental strategy will ultimately move the country closer to the tipping point where government will control more health care spending than the private sector - leaving individuals and families with less control over their personal health care decisions.
Green Jobs?: The myth of 'green jobs' merely means replacing one job lost, with a new job that fits the left's agenda. It is a zero sum game. More than doubling spending, the stimulus also has over $35 billion for the Dept. of Energy. DOE's current budget is $23.8 billion.
Redistribution: Refundable "Make Work Pay" Tax Credits for people who don't pay taxes.
Pork Spending: TV Coupons ($650 M), Nat'l Endowment for the Arts ($50 M), Hollywood ($246 M.)
Stop this spending bill! Call your Senators (Republican and Democrat) and tell them to vote "NO" on this bill. Contact information can be found at http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102438502210&e=001So82mBW5uZGmO896hC3K1OHO0N16JZJsPINHvEJAPMw82w9-lnb9BMnnc7X4ByP6trHVeQk-Li4A7lVjYM1fWqb2lYhwS9YtA7KzZMNdg-r9BMZbFwY46Q== or call 202-224-3121.
From: National Federation of Republican Women CAP Alert
Stop the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Call your Senators (Republican and Democrat) and tell them to vote "NO." Contact information can be found at www.senate.gov or call 202-224-3121.