“You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig” said President Obama trying to be funny and attacking Palin in front of a laughing crowd. That was not long ago, when he was still walking on water and telling you what you wanted to hear.
I have news for you Mister President: “You can put 20% real stimulus lipstick on Pork, it is still 80% Pork barrel!”
Tell me how millions for food stamps, for Hollywood, for healthcare for families earning up to $60k or for children of illegal immigrants, for research for a better car battery (one that we would not recharge using polluting power plants?), for assistance of the one most impacted by the recession, digitization of the healthcare data, stabilization of State budgets (I quote the bill: to avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive State and local taxes), EPA state and tribal assistance grants (Casinos?), grants for airports (less flights and more restaurants?), grants for intercity rail (most Urban communities are not designed for mass transit!), grants for public and Indian housing, assisted housing energy retrofit, assisted home ownership opportunity program, and most important of all, monies set aside for management and oversight of the programs. (Homeland security will get $2 millions and all the other will get $10 to $20! Priorities are set!) [Read more…]