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Are you feeling “stimulated?”

November 3, 2009 – 21:52 | by Mark Urbin

It seems that most Americans are feeling screwed, good and hard, rather than stimulated by the democrats‘ porkulus package.

For a few prime examples of just how the American tax payer is getting screwed, let’s look at some of the highlights of a list the Washington Examiner put together.

– $430,000 to repair a bridge in Iowa County, Wis., that carries 10 or fewer cars per day.
– $800,000 for the John Murtha Airport in Johnstown, Pa., serving about 20 passengers per day, to build a backup runway.
– $219,000 for Syracuse University to study the sex lives of freshmen women.
– $2.5 million in stimulus checks sent to the deceased.
– $6 million for a snow-making facility in Duluth, Minn.
– $380,000 to spay and neuter pets in Wichita, Kan.
– $300 apiece for thousands of signs at road construction sites across the country announcing that the projects are funded by stimulus money.
– $1 million to study the health effects of environmentally friendly public housing on 300 people in Chicago.

Snow making in Minnesota? $300 a pop for a sign? I wonder how many bids were collected that lovely bit of pork?

$219,000 to study the sex lives of first year college girls? What does a truck load of beer, another of wine coolers and a couple of small video cameras cost?

Here is the reality of the Porkulus that our Dear Leader and the democrats forced on American people, 2.7 million jobs lost and hundreds of thousands more being lost each month.  Addressing this problem clearly isn’t a priority for the White House or the democrat leadership in congress.

Update: More evidence that our Dear Leader‘s “jobs created and saved” numbers are complete and utter nonsense:

President Barack Obama’s economic recovery program saved 935 jobs at the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, an impressive success story for the stimulus plan. Trouble is, only 508 people work there.
The Georgia nonprofit’s inflated job count is among persisting errors in the government’s latest effort to measure the effect of the $787 billion stimulus plan despite White House promises last week that the new data would undergo an “extensive review” to root out errors discovered in an earlier report.
About two-thirds of the 14,506 jobs claimed to be saved under one federal office, the Administration for Children and Families at Health and Human Services, actually weren’t saved at all, according to a review of the latest data by The Associated Press.

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