Urbin Report

Friday, January 30, 2009

More details on the dem's pork "stimulus" bill

Ben Stein points out a not terribly surprising (to those that pay attention) fact about the 8% of the democrats Trillion Dollar so-called "stimulus" plan that is supposed to get spent in 2009.

Close to half goes to entities that sponsor or employ or both members of the Service Employees International Union, federal, state, and municipal employee unions, or other Democrat-controlled unions.

Mr. Stein then notes how that money could be spent more effectively:
For the amount spent we could have given every unemployed person in the United States roughly $75,000.
We could give every person who had lost a job and is now passing through long-term unemployment of six months or longer roughly $300,000.

So, this so-called "stimulus" plan is more concerned with political payback to the democrats supporters than it is with actually helping the US economy.

Color me not surprised.

HT to Fausta