Another Spendulus outrage; who is planning this stimulus package anyway?

Milwaukee Public Schools would reap $88.6 million over two years for new construction under the economic stimulus package just passed by the U.S. House of Representatives - even though the district has 15 vacant school buildings, a large surplus of property and no plans for new construction.

No district in the state would stand to benefit as much as MPS. In addition to the construction money, the district would get $115.5 million for special education and low income students over two years, according to detailed projections developed by congressional staffers. That totals $204.2 million for Milwaukee.

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Hey trout good to see you aren't busy digging your bunker today. My solution is simple, take out the pork and put in real stimulus that attacke the problem...mortgage relief, encourage consumer spending, tax relief and sustainable jobs. By the way, the TARP act was a democratic bill, only 18 Republicans voted for it in the house, Bush signed it and he should have his azz kicked for it. Please try to keep up in the future.

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  • ?
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    1 decade ago
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    Pelosi is in charge of the so called stimulus package and has her and the liberals christmas wish list that they couldn't pass the last forty years. it is a sham and it is being perpetrated on us, the tax payers.

    Nancy Pelosi seems to be taking exaggeration to another level. On January 18th on Fox News Sunday, Nancy Pelosi stated that 500 million jobs would be lost unless Obamas stimulus package was passed by Congress. Chris Wallace corrected her, stating she probably meant 500,000 jobs. Pelosi responded in her own defense, It feels like 500 million. The population of the United States is 303 million, Ms. Pelosi.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVl2nqjLVeA

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    This is worst than the 57-58 states Barrack spoke about while running for president. It goes to show you that they just make this stuff up as they go. There are less than 350 millions of Americans adults and children. She is not even close.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDA0QRz1JzE

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    democrats has the majority of votes to pass this and do not need republicans but they want republican to vote for it so blame can be 'shared' for the failure. they do not want to take the blame exclusively.

    this is the only thing that i agree with pelosi on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59q8waklXhs

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  • 4 years ago

    While I agree tax cuts or a stimulus for the people is needed, it is what should have been done the first time. It will only work if the government stops spending on every pork project known to man though. Tax cuts will increase the debt also, so must be used in actual stimulating, not this here is $12 and you can pay it back at tax time. If the US dollar fails or loses it's gold standard rating, it will not matter how many cuts they make, it will be too late.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Where were you when Bush printed 1,500 billion dollars in a few months to save the insurance companies from extinction because the banks needed to buy out the mortgages of people they already kicked out ?

    When Bush turned the tax payer upside down shook him -- took out 1,500 billion handed it to the bank to buy property with --- where were you then ?

    Yes this turning to the printing press is the way to hyper inflation and the complete collapse of the dollar and the economy.

    Yes Obama is following the wrong path by doing it too . He is wrong to follow the Bush path into hell blazed for him by crooks and thieves who did nothing but profit off death and war .

    What is your suggestion ? What should he do ?

    Perhaps -- taking back the federal governments power to print money and circulating that without interest into the population?

    Or should he continue to allow the federal reserve to print it and then loan that to the government thus ensuring the slavery of the people to the corporate and privately owned bankers who rule over you with no trouble at all ?

    Your complaint is well founded but incomplete and with no solution in sight --

    What is your solution ?

    . What would you have him do that was not following the Bush era of turning to the printing press to save the rich from certain inconvenience ?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This whole stimulus bill is NOTHING more than a spending bill. The Dem. are going to see if they can out spend Bush. And WE get to pay for all of it.

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  • Let's hope the GOP is able to strip out the lard. I think these kinds of expenditures are under the guise of Community reinvestments. ACORN and the like. In my opinion, they are kick backs from Obama and gang.

  • 1 decade ago

    Rep. Tammy Baldwin [D, WI-2] Aye

    Rep. Steve Kagen [D, WI-8] Aye

    Rep. Ronald Kind [D, WI-3] Aye

    Rep. Gwen Moore [D, WI-4] Aye

    Rep. David Obey [D, WI-7] Aye

    Rep. Thomas Petri [R, WI-6] Nay

    Rep. Paul Ryan [R, WI-1] Nay

    Rep. F. Sensenbrenner [R, WI-5] Nay

    Sponsor

    Sen. Harry Reid [D, NV]

    and 17 Co-Sponsors

    Sen. Mark Begich [D, AK]

    Sen. Jeff Bingaman [D, NM]

    Sen. Barbara Boxer [D, CA]

    Sen. Sherrod Brown [D, OH]

    Sen. Robert Casey [D, PA]

    Hillary Clinton

    Sen. Richard Durbin [D, IL]

    Sen. Edward Kennedy [D, MA]

    Sen. John Kerry [D, MA]

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D, MN]

    Sen. Frank Lautenberg [D, NJ]

    Sen. Carl Levin [D, MI]

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I, CT]

    Sen. Claire McCaskill [D, MO]

    Sen. Robert Menéndez [D, NJ]

    Sen. Charles Schumer [D, NY]

    Sen. Debbie Ann Stabenow [D, MI

  • 1 decade ago

    That would be payoffs to Mr Feingold I assume.

    Maybe they'll spend it all on bronze statues of the ENTIRE Happy Days gang and not just that smart aleck FONZIE!

    http://promo.onmilwaukee.com/bronzethefonz/

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    good thing you could google it. so people like you educated in a radios and talkshows go bambling about it or if he just hand it over the banks and nobody even knows what but a line-ups of jetliners in one conference.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it's all part of the money changing hands between politicians.......kickbacks.....paying for votes

  • 1 decade ago

    the whole thing is getting totally ridiculous.

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