Porkapalooza passes … Republicans hold firm – Update: Post

If the numbers I see here are correct … then Republicans refused to cave to this pork filled piece of crap. Some economic stimulus. Money for sod, birth control, HIV and STD prevention, government cars, the arts … not to mention billions for day care centers and let’s not forget ACORN. Please. Stimulus? You decide. At least Republicans are behaving like Republicans. Click the pick to see full size. I will update as news becomes available.


UPDATE: Jessie Hamilton of  The Courant has an absolutely great post with comments from Connecticut’s congressional delegation.  My favorite is:

From Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District: “My vote on this jobs creation package will put more cops on our streets, improve our local school buildings and makes college more affordable, helps to spur innovative energy efficiency programs, and move us towards energy independence, while giving tax breaks to families and small businesses. While the Wall Street bailout last year forgot about Main Street, this legislation is an investment a better America for all.”

Ok Joe sure … Billions of dollars for Universities keeps professors employed but not affordable, new school buildings nice for the teachers but creates jobs? As for those energy programs they are years if not decades away from providing any meaningful work.

Now about the money for STDs, Birth Control, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Roads for Reservations and on and on and on …. Check out this site Joe here and here and here oh, and here. Detailed enough for you Joe.

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Jim Vicevich

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  1. Wayne SW on January 28, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Wow…The GOP solid in lock step against the Obot Tax, Borrow  &  Spend Program.  This deal is all O's.  I'll try to remember to send him a box of Kleenex's when it fails.

  2. Richard on January 29, 2009 at 1:14 am

    I thought TARP stood for Totally Awful Ridiculous Pork!

  3. Bill on January 29, 2009 at 4:28 am

    Did the republicans grow a pair?  Who could have imagined that?

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