What’s the speedy-quick hurry to sign the largest Governmental spending package in the history of our Nation? Why couldn’t our Congress and Senate have the proper time to read this thousand page, 800 trillion dollar spending spree? Why did taxpayers foot the tab to fly Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown back to Washington from his mother’s funeral to sign this bill? And most importantly, why did all this happen 3 ½ weeks after Obama took the Oath of Office?
My guess is this so-called stimulus bill isn’t a stimulus bill at all, as Obama and Pelosi would like us to believe; but an avenue to transform our Capitalistic Country into a Socialistic one using our current economic crisis as a foot stool.
When a President uses phrases such as:
“Only Government can fix what ails us.”
“Only Government can preserve jobs.”
“Government is the only solution.”
And “I’ve won.” As he told House Republicans after listening to and ignoring their concerns regarding the stimulus plan; you have a President that’s more concerned with power than with the very people he’s supposed to represent and protect.
When a President says he’s going to “Use this crisis to transform our country” there is reason to be very, very frightened. Because he means transformation from freedom to chains.
Obama said, referring to the spending bill, “It's not just another public works program.” and “That's why the overwhelming majority of the jobs created will be in the private sector.” Pelosi said, “This package can be summed up in one word. Jobs.”
I’d like to sum up one item in this Pelosi Pork Package. You be the judge as to whether the overwhelming majority of the jobs created will be in the private sector and if it will create JOBS.
Take a look at the Department of Energy for 18.5 billion dollars:
2 billion dollars are for expenses to develop technologies; 500 million dollars are for expenses to implement the program; 1 billion dollars are for grants to Institutional Entities for sustainability and efficiency; 6.2 billion dollars are for weatherization assistance programs; 3.5 billion dollars are for energy efficiency and conservation block grants for implementation of the program; 3.4 billion dollars are for state energy programs authorized under the energy policy & conservation act; 200 million dollars are for the expenses necessary to implement the programs under section 124; 300 million dollars are for expenses under section 124 of the energy policy act of 2005; 400 million dollars are for expenses under section 721; and 1 billion dollars are for expenses under section 135(b)(B)(1).
Out of that 18.5 billion dollars, 4.4 billion dollars are for EXPENSES! Where in this bill is the opportunity for private sector jobs? Especially when the bill specifically states:
Secretary of Energy may, upon determination that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need for particular positions, recruit and directly appoint highly qualified individuals into the competitive service.
So, if I’m reading this correctly, people will get jobs IF the Secretary of Energy DETERMINES there is a shortage of people at the Department of Energy. Once the Secretary of Energy determines there is a shortage, the Secretary of Energy then has the ability to RECRUIT or DIRECTLY APPOINT HIGHLY QUALIFIED individuals for this competitive service. How many people in the private sector are HIGHLY QUALIFIED to work at the Department of Energy?
That little paragraph puts a huge wrench into Obama and Pelosi’s private sector job creation program, don’t you think? What other paragraphs are hidden within this enormous bill that allow Secretaries, Senators, Inspector Generals and other people, who owe this administration an arm and a leg, the power to APPOINT whomever THEY deem necessary and overlook the private sector altogether? It’s no wonder Obama, Pelosi and their comrades want it signed, sealed and delivered by President’s Day.
Once this Socialistic Shackle Plan is signed, there’s no going back. We the People are stuck with the spending, the interest and the largest government in American History. The Left was in an uproar over the PATRIOT Act. But this government intervention is A-OK, right? Not a peep from the Left on this gigantic government encroachment.
Obama preached Change. Well we’re getting it! Get ready for the government to be next to you at your dinner table, holding your kid’s hand at school, sitting with you and your doctor and lying next to you in bed at night. And it’s all coming with one big Trillion Dollar Price Tag.