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Friday, February 27, 2009

Media Not Challenging Obama Item By Item

We can no longer accept a process that doles out earmarks based on a member of Congress' seniority, rather than the merit of the project," Obama's statement said on the Senate floor regarding the 2009 Budget.


Obama's strenuous support for the economic stimulus bill removes any remaining doubt that he owns the bill, its earmarks, and its effect on the economy. You may wonder how many of those nearly 9,000 earmarks, worth an estimated $7.7 billion, went to pet projects of the Republican Senators who voted for it: (Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Arlen Specter (R-PA).

I wonder if Snow got her amendment that "expands the eligible participants of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, NTIA, Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. This program will be very valuable toward increasing broadband availability and access nationwide."

Then there is Spector's pet, the National Institutes Of Health (NIH)that has so many research projects going on at the University of Pennsylvannia in psychology, immunology, veternary husbandry, et cetera. I am guessing the QuantumBio Inc., who was awarded National Institutes of Health Contract to Develop Quantum Mechanics-based Protein/Drug Scoring and Interaction Decomposition Methodologies, was sweating bullets over this budget, but Spector brought it home.... the bacon that is... or was it pork.... Okay. I will be nice. It was a "stimulus infusion,"..... of (pork) earmarks.

I wonder if Snow got her the amendment that she have submitted, together with Senator Pryor, "on behalf of our Nation's struggling communities that are negatively affected by base closures or realignments. During even the best of economic times, the closure or realignment of a military base can devastate a local economy. With the gravity of our economic circumstances--the most dire we have witnessed since the Great Depression--it is more difficult than ever for these communities to redevelop and stem job losses."

Certainly those two amendments sound good. If you have a military base or a telecommunications company based in your State or District, I am certain it sounds wonderful. It should. Both of those made it into the bill, if that military base of yours did not fall into the District of a U.S. Representative that voted against it. Certainly, junior Senator Collins, also from Maine, would would benefit by this earmark as well.

Now what was this talk about the media not challenging President Obama item by item? In fact, they are not challenging President Obama because Senate Leader Reid and Chairwoman Pelosi can deliver when it comes to pork. President Obama is just a tool - a rubber stamp - of the Democratic Party. In the end, The Democratic Party is no more and no less than the Chairwoman who wrote the House of Representative Rules in 2007. The rest is just fogging and propaganda.

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