The Louisiana purchase was not enough. But Cornhusker Kickback was not enough. The omnibus bill was not enough. The federal government is now going to kick into high gear wasteful spending across the United States in an effort to shore up the reelection of Democrats in the fall election. In short-the Obama administration is going to waste taxpayer money buying votes.
Kicking off this week, President Barack Obama is fueling up Air Force One for a cross country tour to campaign for Democrats. He has lined his pockets with about a half trillion dollars from his failed stimulus bill that was passed last year. A year later, the Obama administration has been touting how well it has worked. Yet, only about a third of the money allocated has been paid out. According to Joe Biden, that is how it was designed. The administration must be proud that all the unemployed people who have lost their jobs since Obama has taken office, will only have to wait out a few more months for the government to take action.
In what is being called the Vegas payout, Barack Obama traveled to Nevada to campaign for his old crony Harry Reid. Gary Reed was very proud to have Barack Obama make a speech without talking with his- [you know the quote.] President Obama also brought along a couple billion dollars to bail out Nevada mortgage holders who are not responsible enough to take on a reasonable amount of debt. If you can't afford your house in Nevada, no problem, taxpayers across the country for future generations will help you pick up the tab.
Coming only days after Obama decided to create a debt panel to suggest ways on how to reduce the deficit, the president has found that there is plenty of money to buy votes. Harry Reid is in serious trouble poll wise in his bid for reelection. But for every Democrat who is in trouble in his election, the Democrats will dip into that trillion dollar slush fund that was created last year as the stimulus bill and more recently as the TARP fund (from the money which was paid back and should have gone to reducing that debt), and can spend it all in Democratic districts and in states where the Democrat is in trouble for a Senate reelection campaign. Is this how the rest of the stimulus funds are going to be spent? And Obama's discretion while campaigning for Democrats?
If the Wisconsin Senate seat now held by Russ Feingold is not in trouble, I guess we won't be able to expect any of this generous stimulus funds for Wisconsin. So for all the monies being spent across the country, Wisconsin will get nothing. And if we reelect Russ Feingold, Wisconsin will get nothing.