Stimulus Plan Stuffed with Pork, Pet Projects

There are 20 comments on the www.newsmax.com story from Jan 26, 2009, titled Stimulus Plan Stuffed with Pork, Pet Projects. In it, www.newsmax.com reports that:

President Barack Obama's ban on earmarks in the $825 billion economic stimulus bill doesn't mean interest groups, lobbyists and lawmakers won't be able to funnel money to pet projects.

They're just working around it — and perhaps inadvertently making the process more secretive.

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Glasnos

Orlando, FL

#1 Jan 26, 2009
There are no more "earmarks" ... they will now be referred to as "special work projects" ... presto chango ... real change we can believe in.
yoda55

United States

#2 Jan 26, 2009
Glasnos wrote:
There are no more "earmarks" ... they will now be referred to as "special work projects" ... presto chango ... real change we can believe in.
you sure got thast right !

Different wording= same old crap

this must be whats called "transparancy"

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#3 Jan 26, 2009
No mention in Newsmax of a Republican Governor saying "Sorry, it's unprincipled to partake in this pork. No stimulus money for my state."

Sarah Palin could send a powerful signal she's a Reagany-style Governor (Reagan turned down money for California, right? Right? LOL!!!)

We're waiting, Republicans...
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#4 Jan 26, 2009
The more it changes, the more it stays the same
opinion

Encinitas, CA

#5 Jan 26, 2009
I really wonder if those earmarks really go to those PET projects or to the pockets of the politicians and govt employees. As far as I know, nothing has improved here if any project was receiving earmarks here.
Mikal

Bellingham, WA

#6 Jan 26, 2009
There will be alot of "pork" in every single thing the government does for the next 4 years...it's called "democratic government". And yes, we will be left with a little change.
yoda55

United States

#7 Jan 26, 2009
next week

they should make "angry black woman" cookies
with Michelle Obamas face.
:)

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#8 Jan 26, 2009
What a disappointment...come on Mr. Obama! Clear the pork and recount the needs.

Write your congressional representatives and senators at:

www.congress.org

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#9 Jan 26, 2009
at least the grass will look nice on the mall...may i have more kool aid please?
yoda55

United States

#10 Jan 26, 2009
opps wrong thread with the cookie idea.

:) sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrry
Glasnos

Orlando, FL

#11 Jan 26, 2009
PooPoo Platter wrote:
No mention in Newsmax of a Republican Governor saying "Sorry, it's unprincipled to partake in this pork. No stimulus money for my state."
Sarah Palin could send a powerful signal she's a Reagany-style Governor (Reagan turned down money for California, right? Right? LOL!!!)
We're waiting, Republicans...
That's right ... blame the recipients instead of the one's giving away our money.
Try this: Stand on a street corner and give away money, and take down the political affiliation of those who refuse to take it.... Let us know your results....
random

Wilmington, NC

#12 Jan 26, 2009
this is why i never trust a politcion for anything. and before anyone ask no mccain could not do any better. there both snakes thst dont even deserve to be in politics.

“It's about the American People”

Since: Jun 07

Flushing, NY

#13 Jan 26, 2009
Clearly, pouring money into the pockets of liberal Marxist that seeks to convert US to Chavez and Putin style socialistic regime is like pouring more fuel into a huge fire.
For the Islamic rooted and Marxist president Hussein the money will be used mostly to assure winning the next elections of 2010 and his re-election of 2012 by enriching the Blacks and the unions that support him.
The huge stimulus deal is a fraud and has nothing to do with adding any job other than giving free checks to minority that will not even do any work for the money. American people need a break from the government to solve the problem with tax cuts and credit to small businesses.
Significant portion of the money will be used to collect “medical data” on every American which means government control of the private life of every American.
The radical liberal regime of Obama will use hundreds of billion dollars of the American people taxpayer to drive American corporations and small businesses to bankruptcy and to strengthen his socialistic government rule over the American people, taking away their liberty and freedom.

“Good luck with that”

Since: Dec 07

Eden Praire

#14 Jan 26, 2009
Glasnos wrote:
There are no more "earmarks" ... they will now be referred to as "special work projects" ... presto chango ... real change we can believe in.
Well.. he promised no more earmarks.. I guess changing the name is what he meant. LOL..

This was too obvious even during the campaign.. and people still don't see it.
random

Wilmington, NC

#15 Jan 26, 2009
Jones wrote:
Clearly, pouring money into the pockets of liberal Marxist that seeks to convert US to Chavez and Putin style socialistic regime is like pouring more fuel into a huge fire.
For the Islamic rooted and Marxist president Hussein the money will be used mostly to assure winning the next elections of 2010 and his re-election of 2012 by enriching the Blacks and the unions that support him.
The huge stimulus deal is a fraud and has nothing to do with adding any job other than giving free checks to minority that will not even do any work for the money. American people need a break from the government to solve the problem with tax cuts and credit to small businesses.
Significant portion of the money will be used to collect “medical data” on every American which means government control of the private life of every American.
The radical liberal regime of Obama will use hundreds of billion dollars of the American people taxpayer to drive American corporations and small businesses to bankruptcy and to strengthen his socialistic government rule over the American people, taking away their liberty and freedom.
dude all your doing is staying one sided. both are going to screw us if we dont do something.

Since: Dec 08

Czech Republic

#16 Jan 26, 2009
The New Deal spending-binge of the 1930s that Obama so proudly emulates was, in-fact, a colossal economic failure. FDR never achieved an unemployment level under 14%… and averaged 17% over his presidency.

FDR’s own Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau stated in 1939:

“We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it DOES NOT WORK… We have never made good on our promises… I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started.... And an enormous debt to boot!”

This is all in stark contrast to the proven Reagan Recovery of the 1980s, which brought us back from almost 11% unemployment (50% worse than today), plus double-digit inflation and interest rates.He accomplished this with an adherence to Friedman's Chicago School philosophy- with spending cuts and tax cuts, in addition to deregulation and incentives for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Ronald Reagan created over 20M jobs…growing the country’s real GDP by almost 30% in the process. Those kind of results makes one wonder why Obama’s trillion-dollar spending plan would impress ANY-body, with his pledged 3M new and “saved” jobs (whatever those are)… a paltry figure 17M jobs shy of The Gipper’s towering accomplishment.

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot...

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#17 Jan 26, 2009
yoda55 wrote:
next week
they should make "angry black woman" cookies
with Michelle Obamas face.
:)
You are such a fearful little sheep.

“It's 420 here.”

Since: Jun 07

cold comfort farm

#18 Jan 26, 2009
Between this 'stimulus' package, the specter of nationalization of banks and the slamming of the auto industry, I'd say we are pretty well fuqqed.
And the dude has only been in office a week.
Master Yoda

Houston, TX

#19 Jan 26, 2009
Barack HUSSEIN Obama is a LIAR.... do you call DISTRIBUTION OF CONDOMS WORLDWIDE a "PORK PROJECT"????......well... .......I DO.
Glasnos

Orlando, FL

#20 Jan 26, 2009
too droll to troll wrote:
Between this 'stimulus' package, the specter of nationalization of banks and the slamming of the auto industry, I'd say we are pretty well fuqqed.
And the dude has only been in office a week.
Obama gives "duck and cover" a whole new meaning.

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