Wednesday, December 15, 2010

6,488 Earmarks!

The Drudge report in a post titled "The Last Feast" is reporting that the new "Omnibus spending bill" currently before Congress holds an astonishing 6,488 earmarks!!!

Yes you read that right-6,488 earmarks-what the hay is going on here? Did the morons on Capitol Hill not get the message over the past year that- We the People- are sick and tired of these bills laden with pork?

According to this report the Omnibus appropriations bill allows for ...

  • $277,000 for potato pest management in Wisconsin 
  • 522,000 for cranberry and blueberry disease and breeding in New Jersey
  • $208,000 beaver management in North Carolina
  • $165,000 for maple syrup research in Vermont
  • $100,000 for the Edgar Allen Poe Cottage Visitor’s Center in New York 
  • $300,000 for the Polynesian Voyaging Society in Hawaii 
  • $400,000 for solar parking canopies and plug-in electric stations in Kansas
  and that is just a partial list.

All these things on this list may be projects that have merit,but,not at tax payer expense! Seems to me that potatoe pest management can be financed by pesticide companies and the potato industry.

Maple syrup[ research belongs to those who have an interest in maple syrup not the tax payers. As for the "Polynesian Voyagers Society" they should be getting their support either from memberships, donors, or private fund raisers not the American people at the point of the I.R.S. gun!!

Obviously the clowns on the Hill haven't got the message. I'm calling on any and all who read this post to e-mail their Senators and Representatives and demand that this nonsense be stopped now.

I'm beginning to think that maybe the only thing that will get their attention is a mob of angry taxpayers with torches and pitchforks storming the Capitol like a scene of the villagers going after Frankenstein's castle in the old movies.
One Senator who seems to be getting wise is John McCain he had this to say about this outrage against the citizens of this country...

“One thing is abundantly clear to me – that the majority has not learned the lessons of last month’s election. The American people could not have been more clear. They are tired of wasteful spending. They are tired of big government. They are tired of sweetheart deals for special interests. They are tired of business as usual in Washington. And they are tired of massive bills – just like this one - put together behind closed doors, and rammed through the Congress at the last moment so that no one has the opportunity to read them and no one really knows what kind of waste is in them."
Yes we are!!  The people are sick and tired of 2,000 page bills,stuffed with pork,laden with lard, and squealing like suckling pigs!!  They are tired of politicians passing bills so they can "find out whats in them" rather than reading,as well as, debating them before they are passed.

We the People need to keep this in mind, remember that this is the parting gift the Democrats are trying to force on this nation, and throw even more of their liberal,socialistic,a##'s out the next time we have a chance!!!