President Pushes another $302 Billion Shovel Ready Stimulus
One might almost think it was 2009 again.
If you remember, before my blog’s database blew up and I lost two years of posts, I covered Obama’s Recovery Act (The Stimulus) in depth. Furthermore, if you remember, just as Obama promised that you could keep your insurance if you liked it, he said the Stimulus would build roads and bridges and be shovel ready.
In fact, here he is, saying it.
Of the $800 billion or so in Stimulus dollars, only 5% were sent to the Department of Transportation to fix our roads and bridges.
Here is Recovery.gov’s official figures:
Obama and the Democrats basically spent the 2009 Stimulus on everything but roads and bridges.
At HHS, money was thrown almost exclusively at welfare programs:
Next, Obama and the Democrats rewarded the teachers who supported them with $94 billion.
Then there was the Department of Labor, which received $66 billion, which mostly went towards unemployment benefits.
The Department of Agriculture was given $54 billion to expand the food stamp rolls.
Then and only then. After all the Democrat’s friends and allies were rewarded, did the Transportation Department get funding at the level of $40 billion.
To put that funding in perspective, HUD received over $13 billion to expand Section 8 Housing so your neighborhood can now resemble Detroit’s smoldering ruins.
In case you haven’t gotten the point, President Barack Obama will not use $300 billion in new funds to fix our roads and bridges.
He lied about it in 2009, he lied about health care in 2010, and he will divert it to Democratic partisans in 2014.
He isn’t trustworthy on this subject.
Oh, and you can read the White House propaganda piece here.
And as a bonus, to sell his new Stimulus, the White House includes a picture of the President in a train.