A Trillion Is Not Enough

Never Enough

Government Spending: Did anyone really think $787 billion would be enough to quench the Democratic Congress’ thirst for play money from the taxpayers? Now they want $410 billion more.

In addition to solar water heaters for rural Puerto Rico and the Raul Alvarez Golf Course in Austin, Texas, Obama administration sources say the U.S. is also planning to relieve taxpayers of $900 million for Gaza, much of which can be expected to land in the pockets of the terrorist group Hamas, which runs the region.

To a family being foreclosed on, or a businesswoman forced by tough times to close up shop, this doesn’t exactly signal that Uncle Sam is in solidarity with you.

The new spending bill is an 8% increase over last year and the largest discretionary spending increase since Jimmy Carter. President Bush refused to go along with what Congress was demanding for fiscal 2009, so now it has clumped the items previously denied into a $410 billion monster. The House of Representatives will vote on it this week, and the Senate is expected to follow soon after.

Amid the measure’s sneaky fine print is a provision to ax Washington, D.C.’s innovative school choice program. House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, called it “an irresponsible and shameful act on the part of the Democratic leadership in Congress, and the children of the District of Columbia deserve better.”

Is it any wonder House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won’t make spending legislation available online ahead of time so Americans can scrutinize it line by line?

Remember, this feeding frenzy at the porkfest trough, which contains 8500-9000 earmarks, is in addition to last week’s Porkapalooza and before Congress starts working on Obama’s first budget.

See also:
House to Approve Thousands of Earmarks in ‘Omnibus’ Budget Bill
Another Day, Another $410 Billion
House Democrats want $410 billion more
Two Obama Cabinet Members Added Earmarks to Omnibus Spending Bill

Of course Obama, on numerous occasions, has pledged to reform the earmark pork process.

“We need earmark reform,” Obama said in September during a presidential debate in Oxford, Miss. “And when I’m president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.”

So, will Obama keep his word and cut out the pork? Hell no, he’ll sign it as is! His excuse?

“It will be a little embarrassing for the president if he signs a bill with that many earmarks on it,” said Stan Collender, a veteran Washington budget analyst. “He’ll say they’re left over from the Bush years, and he as to say that next year the bill will be clean.”

In fact, that’s exactly the excuse Obama thug David Axelrod used on Fox News last night, after Obama’s speech, when asked that very question. This $410 billion appropriations bill is left over from the Bush administration and that the Obama administration is “looking forward”. In other words, this bill doesn’t count, it’s not on our watch, it’s not our problem.

/well, it is your problem because you and your descendants are going to pay for another big heaping helping of wasted pork spending, so bend over and assume the position yet again

What A Brilliant Idea!

Gitmo East

War On Terror: The administration says the detainees at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan cannot challenge their detentions and have no constitutional rights. Wouldn’t that be a perfect place to send the Gitmo jihadists?

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that Guantanamo detainees had the legal right to challenge their detentions in American courts, four detainees held at Bagram thought they had a get out of jail free card. Following that ruling, petitions were filed on their behalf in a U.S. district court.

Apparently, in handling prisoners of war captured in the war on terror, the first law of real estate applies. The rights of detainees depend on location, location, location.

It is now the official opinion of the Obama administration that the detainees at Bagram have none while those at Gitmo, such as those who attacked the Navy destroyer Cole in a Yemeni harbor in 2000, have the same rights as any U.S. citizen.

Hey, problem solved, just load them back on the plane they arrived at Gitmo in and ship them right back to where they came from in the first place!

See also:
Detainee Flight
Terrorist Detainees Arrive in Cuba
Bagram Air Base – Home
Afghanistan — Bagram Airbase
Guantanamo Bay [GTMO] “GITMO”

/it’s the perfect solution, I can’t believe that no one has thought of it before