Hell hath no fury like a former liberal woman.
I’m talking about our lovely Driving-the-US-into-Socialism-at-100-MPH Stimulus bill that kicked off the fun on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, also known as the Obama Presidency.
So in case you never read the fine print, or the bill for that matter, (MRS. Arlen Specter I’m talking to you!) here’s the real deal on all those “shovel-ready projects.” You know, the ones that we were told would turn this economy around because it would create 2, er, 3, errrr, “4 million jobs.” I put that in quotes because it’s what you would call a bunch of baloney, to put it nicely.
So anymybaloneyhasafirstnameit’sO-B-A-M-A, our President’s main point for defending the porkulus was that creating infrastructure projects would essentially lend itself to more job creation and with a flick of his FAAAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS wand, *POOF!* the economy is awwww better.
Um, hold up! Wait a minute! Don’t go there, cause I ain’t with it!
Now let’s travel back to a place I love to call “reality” where we actually look into what the definition of “shovel-ready” means. Turns out that with most of these projects, local funding is required PRIOR to even being able to apply to receive stimulus funds. That’s right folks – local funding is required! Hey, Barry Barney – How do we get local funding??? Why, kids through local taxes, of course! Yuck-Yuck-Yuck!!! Oooooh laughter all around.
Take for instance this document from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Effects on Texas Transportation
The portion of funding for Texas transportation includes:
- The estimated creation of more than 23,000 direct jobs and 69,000 total jobs.
- Approximately $2.6 billion dedicated to transportation projects around the state.
- Funding for highway, bridge, transit, aviation and rail projects.
This is a reimbursement program. Texas will not receive the dollars up front. (emphasis mine)
This is the sad fact that nobody in government or the media wants to talk about but is something that affects every single person in every area that is accepting stimulus funds. In order for most shovel-ready projects to get the stimulus money, they must have local taxes in place that will or are already bringing in funds for the “stimulus-funded” project.
This is happening all over in my home state. I’m not pulling this out of left field as a way to get the Democrats. People who are trying to apply for stimulus money know darn well and I’ve even seen correspondence with my own eyes where, in fact, it shows that Congress will determine if “the project worthy, will they deem it necessary, can we show just cause, etc. but the bottom line is that if we do not have local funding, we CANNOT apply for the funding that MAY BE available.”
Kind of ridiculous. So we’ll get double the tax, double the fun. I don’t know about you but I can’t WAIT to get my local taxes increased as well as my federal taxes (shudders!). PLUS, this ultimately goes against Obama’s pledge of no new taxes on 95% of Americans. Taxes at the local level aren’t categorized between income levels, so you’re more likely to see increases disguised as property and sale taxes – even for those under the $250k mark. That’s two times a broken promise now – goes to show you if it sounds too good to be true, a liberal must be saying it!
I guess this will make us all SUPA-DUPA Patriots in Joe Biden’s eyes….Sweet! My life is like FINALLY complete.
The other part is that one must consider is the liberal myth that shovel-ready projects accepting stimulus money will mean that the stimulus has created more jobs. If the project was shovel ready that means the majority of employment has already been decided and thus no new jobs are actually created. But that doesn’t surprise me, because it’s like most things with government – they’ll only present the myth of job creation without showing people that the jobs already existed without government’s intervention, oh I mean stealing of resources from the private sector. To those that have never experienced getting credit stolen from them, that’s what I like to call smoke and mirrors.
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