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Feb 20 2014

Liberals Learned Nothing From the Stimulus Debacle

At the 5-year anniversary of Obama’s staggeringly wasteful Porkulus plan, the media moonbats who installed him in power are still blaming Republicans for its failure — on the grounds that the GOP prevented the government from throwing away enough of our money. Via the LA Times:

[T]he recovery might have been much more robust had the initial stimulus scheme been followed up by even more stimulus spending. That did not happen because Republican opposition limited the size of the recovery act and guaranteed that it would not have a sequel.

Incredibly, our lunatic ruling class would throw still more of our money to the four winds despite a crippling $17.3 trillion national debt in the literally psychotic belief that wasting wealth creates wealth.

It is only a matter of time before they have the political leverage for another stimulus binge. This is what they wasted our money on last time:

$1.3 million was spent for signs on highways to advertise that infrastructure spending was paid for by the stimulus. …

The law spent $152,000 on a study by Clark University, in Worcester, Mass., designed to stimulate adoption by lesbians.

See here for an example of the glorious social engineering possibilities of lesbian adoption.

Government workers went door-to-door in the wealthiest neighborhoods in Denver giving away trees as part of a $600,000 stimulus project. …

A $384,949 grant was given to Yale University for a study entitled, “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior, and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia.” …

$1.2 million in stimulus funds went to study impotence in overweight men. The University of California-San Francisco used the funding to conduct 200 video interviews, at a cost of $6,000 each. …

“In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre,” a Che Guevara-inspired puppet theater in Minnesota, received $100,000 in stimulus money, according to a report by Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.). …

Coburn’s report also found that researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo were given $389,357 to pay young people to record their daily malt liquor drinking and marijuana use. …

A $3.4 million underground turtle tunnel providing “eco-passage” in Florida also had its origins in the stimulus package. …

Florida Atlantic University received $8,408 in stimulus funding to see if mice get drunk after consuming alcohol. …

Just two years after receiving $535 million from the stimulus, Solyndra filed for bankruptcy. The company was the first to receive a federal loan guarantee from the stimulus. Solyndra’s biggest investor, George Kaiser, was a bundler for the Obama campaign.

At least four other companies received stimulus money only to later file for bankruptcy, including Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Co., which received $10 million to increase employment, and Evergreen Solar Inc., which received $5.3 million to install 11,000 photovoltaic panels.

But it wasn’t enough. If we want to revive the economy, we need to waste even more. Never mind that due to baseline budgeting the stimulus waste is built into each year’s budget. That doesn’t count. There must be more waste, more waste, more more more! Only through government waste on a scale never before imaged can we achieve utopia.

On a tip from Jester.

11 Responses to “Liberals Learned Nothing From the Stimulus Debacle”

  1. notPropertyOfTheState says:

    “Liberals Learned Nothing From the Stimulus Debacle”?!?

    Given the the various grants and projects I’d say they learned all too well……

  2. Mr. Mentalo says:

    The “liberals” knew exactly what they were doing. They still do. For once and for all, Obama and the progressives have one agenda which they’ve proved over and over: fundamental transformation. Collapse the system, then say “Oh gee whiz…sorry. Guess we’ll just have to go to a socialist utopia now. Line up to the left…”

  3. 762x51 says:

    The Spendulus bill wasn’t about helping the economy, it was about laundering money into Democrat coffers which you will see in this next election cycle. They didn’t really need it in the 2012 election as Mittens just bent over and took it bare, never putting up a fight and confronting Obama on the issues and scandals.

  4. Drury says:

    “….as Mittens just bent over and took it bare….”

    Kinda like the asshat running 4 years prior did. And like I see the establishment candidate Christie is going to do for Hitlary in 2016.

    Anyone else detecting the same pattern here that I am? Well, only Constitutional-minded candidates get my support from henceforth, no matter what shrill cries from the GOP about “but you MUST vote for Christie or else Hitlary will win!”

    Bahhhh! A pox on RINOs and their blind enablers. Put up some resistance to the Imperial FedGov juggernaut or go bother someone else for donation dollars. This rampant out-of-control spending MUST be curtailed.

  5. Mr. Mentalo says:

    Drury, I’m with you (except I see Jebbie-Boy being the RINO candidate). Also, resistance will NEVER come from the Repubs now. CPAC is making a big deal about embracing homosexuals. I forget who they invited, but some homo “conservative” to speak.

    Bottom line, if we cave in and acquiesce on every principle we have, then what makes us different from the progressives? That we’ll bankrupt the country more slowly? That we’ll implement the homo agenda less quickly? That our privacy and liberty won’t be infringed on as rapidly? That our right to bear arms won’t be taken away all at once?

    NEVER EVER EVER E.V.E.R. compromise with these charlatans again!

  6. Spurwing Plover says:

    Liberals are too stupid and arrogant to learn from their mistakes becuasse they think their always right

  7. Gunny G says:

    Democrats and RINOs should be thrown to the sharks.

  8. TED says:

    Really, have liberals EVER learned ANYTHING?!!

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  10. Dumbplumber says:

    I will ask the question I have been asking since the trillion dollar fraud was first announced: Name me one non-union direct recipient of one dollar of this money.

    Yeah, I didn’t think so either.

  11. 762x51 says:

    Drury says:
    February 20, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    “….as Mittens just bent over and took it bare….

    Kinda like the asshat running 4 years prior did. And like I see the establishment candidate Christie is going to do for Hitlary in 2016.”

    “Mr. Mentalo says:
    February 20, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Drury, I’m with you (except I see Jebbie-Boy being the RINO candidate). Also, resistance will NEVER come from the Repubs now. CPAC is making a big deal about embracing homosexuals”

    Drury and Mentalo – You are both correct. The only “acceptable” candidate to the GOP establishment would be a liberal RINO. John McCain, the asshat running 4 years prior to Mittens is a liberal, as is Christie or ALL of the Bush’s.

    I’m done holding my nose and voting for some sacrificial goat or thinly disguised libtard. This MO that the GOP has adopted of sheer capitulation to the liberal agenda is the end for me. I have voted Republican in every Presidential election since Ford/Carter but I will not vote for Christie, ANY Bush – I already voted for two who raised my taxes and destroyed the free market in order to save it(VOMIT), I didn’t vote for McCain I voted for Palin, but Romney was the last one, period.

    If the GOP wants to go along with the Democrat agenda they should change parties or die, I don’t care which.

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