What Got Cut from the Stimulus Bill
I realize that the country is split on this bill but I thought that it was important that you should know what our representatives in DC call 'fluff' or 'pork'. I will not go through the entire list because the article is pretty self explanatory. I just want you all to remember that these are things that they considered 'wasteful spending', period, not just for this bill.
$98 million for school nutrition
- I guess our kids can continue to eat preservative laden, cheap food from China.
$200 million for National Science Foundation + $100 million for science
- Well we all know how most of the conservative right feel about science.
$16 billion for school construction
- I guess we can continue to educate our children in outdated facilities. Maybe it will just make them work that much harder.
$65 million for watershed rehabilitation
- Polluted water isn't all that bad. It's not like we are going to run out of clean water.
There are some things in the bill that I agree should have been cut but this list and the things on it that should not have been cut are an indication that many of our representatives, regardless of party affiliation, don't have a clue what we need in order to make our country a better place. They are not about looking forward, they only want a quick fix. While I realize that the many view the stimulus bill as just that, a quick fix, if the money had been put into education for the future, it would have kept us on the right track for decades to come. Instead, once again, it's those that come after us that are going to suffer.