03 March 2009


You may or may not have heard the "since Jesus" commercial...
If you haven't, listen for it.

Let me bounce another number off you...
That's what all this will cost by the time we pay the bill and the interest.

Is that even possible?

Just in from O.P.D.-
(Remember, the spike is just since SEPTEMBER!)

1 comment:

Rita said...

Just received this via email from CAGW (Citizens Against Government Waste)

While many Americans are tightening their belts this spring, Congress has gone on a mad spending spree! In addition to the so-called "stimulus" passed just over two weeks ago, the Senate is now considering the pork-laden 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act. This bill will cost taxpayers $410 billion and represents an eight percent increase from 2008 levels. Combined with the "stimulus" package, total expenditures for some agencies represent an 80 percent increase in spending for fiscal 2009.

Even worse, the mammoth bill is fattened with pork, including such outrageous items as $1.9 million for the Pleasure Beach water taxi in Connecticut, the "water taxi to nowhere"; $1.8 million to conduct research in Iowa on "swine odor and manure management"; and $380,000 for the construction of a recreation and fairground area in Kotzebue, Alaska.

I urge you, before you do anything else today, to tell your Senators to vote NO on this pork-laden bill.

Instead of recognizing the fiscal reality of a projected $1.75 trillion deficit, Congress is intent on saddling you, your children, and grandchildren with enormous debt - all in a self-serving attempt to cater to the special interests and "buy" votes back home!

We need your help today to call on Congress to reject this overstuffed spending package! The Senate is scheduled to vote on the Omnibus Appropriations Act later this week.

Time is short, please tell your Senators to oppose the H.R. 1105, the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act!


Thomas A. Schatz

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), the nation's largest taxpayer watchdog organization with more than one million members and supporters nationwide. CCAGW is a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that lobbies for legislation to eliminate waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government. Contributions to CCAGW are not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes. For more information about CCAGW, visit www.ccagw.org. Help CCAGW wage and win this battle to stop the Senate from passing the massive omnibus bill making a contribution to support our grassroots and lobbying efforts today.

Please help us put a stop to the omnibus bill by contacting your friends and neighbors and urging them to write to their Senators.