Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Don't Be Distracted By Those Shiny Republicans

It’s the slime that makes them so shiny.

From It's the Stupid, Stupid by Josh Marshall:

The campaign isn't over. November 5th was just a big hurdle. The arguments still have to be made for the direction we want to take the country. We need the big picture or we'll run again on distractions and the efforts of discredited malefactors.
Here’s an example of an utterly stupid distraction and waste of taxpayers money:

From What GOP Leaders deem wasteful in Senate stimulus bill:
On Monday, House Republican leaders put out a list of what they call wasteful provisions in the Senate version of the nearly $900 billion stimulus bill that is being debated:

• $2 billion earmark to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero emissions coal power plant in Illinois that the Department of Energy defunded last year because it said the project was inefficient.
• $448 million for constructing the Department of Homeland Security headquarters.

• $248 million for furniture at the new Homeland Security headquarters.

• $600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees.

• $400 million for the Centers for Disease Control to screen and prevent STD's.

• $1.4 billion for rural waste disposal programs.
• $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges.

• $75 million for salaries of employees at the FBI.
The Republicans seem to be in favor of pollution, global warming, terrorists, more pollution, sexual transmitted diseases, water and soil pollution, stupid/ignorant people, and more terrorists. Not to mention petty partisan bickering while the rest of the country goes down and down into the abyss.

Look at that list again. Why is money that would go to construction jobs, computer manufactures, federal employees who help keep us safe, auto manufacturers, engineers, and health professionals a bad thing? We need people to be working. All except these dimwitted Republican Congresspeople. Let's fire them.

Why is it OK to send money to Wall Street but not anywhere else?

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