Clear Fog Blog

Political musings from Warren E. Peterson

Obama’s Slush Fund

Posted by Warren Peterson on December 1, 2009

Rush Limbaugh (sorry Rush Haters but he’s right on this one) made a jaw dropping point on his radio show today. About half to three quarters of the $787,000,000,000 (that’s seven hundred eighty seven billion dollars) stimulus package money is yet unspent. That is enough money to give every incumbent Democrat Representative and Senator at least $1,000,000,000 (that’s one billion dollars) to promote their reelection. Just toe the Obama line on health care, cap and trade, pro union card check, civil trials for non-combatants etc. and reap the benefits for your district or state and accolades from grateful constituents. No clearer example of this exists than what has been called the “Second Louisiana Purchase”. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) secured a $300,000,000 commitment from Obama via Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi in exchange for her “yes” vote on healthcare. Now there are no signed letters, no e-mails, no video tape showing an exchange of money for her vote but we all know the walks like, talks like a duck analogy.

Every incumbant, Republican or Democrat, that runs on how much pork he or she brought home should be sent home. When elections are lost on this issue, we may start to get our fiscal house in order.

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