Democrats Boosting Domestic Spending Atop Stimulus

WASHINGTON (AP) - After stagnating under the Bush
administration, domestic programs could soon be flush with federal
Congress' Democratic leadership is moving to pass a $410 billion
spending bill that would boost spending for domestic government
agencies by 8 percent on average. That's on top of the $787 billion
stimulus package that already won the president's signature.
As President Barack Obama prepares to give Congress an outline
of his 2010 budget, the House is taking up the bill that includes a
21 percent boost for a program that feeds infants and poor women
and a 10 percent hike for Section 8 housing vouchers for the poor.
The measure is expected to sail through Congress.
Taxpayers for Common Sense, a budget watchdog group, counted
nearly 8,600 pet projects totaling $7.7 billion inserted into the
House Republican leaders have attacked the bill as excessive,
especially on the heels of the giant stimulus package.

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  • by Diane Location: Mt.Sterling on Feb 26, 2009 at 04:13 PM
    Don't worry liberals if Obama gets his way then no one will protest because we all will be silenced. If that's the government you want you may get your wish. Our founding fathers protested bad government to found this country. I believe we are watching a bloodless coo. What is happening is everything George Bush was accused of. Well, I can't physically fight this gross attack on democracy but I and others can lift our voices in protest. At least until that too is illegal.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Feb 26, 2009 at 01:47 PM
    jj (jughead), there are a few of us posting here who actually know a little something about history and this country. I don't expect you or Jimbo to understand that. The only history you fellers seem to know is what Obama tells you. Arf!
  • by j j Location: ky on Feb 26, 2009 at 06:02 AM
    zatoichi is like old rover he can dish it out but can't take it,bush is like hoover jim is right.FDR got the country out of the depression.obama will to.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Feb 26, 2009 at 04:35 AM
    Jim, it was actually thr FDR depression. FDR spending programs deepened, prolonged and worsened the depression. WWII cured it. Hoover just got the blame...Dems like to blame on everyone else other than their own miserable social engineering projects.
  • by Jim on Feb 25, 2009 at 01:05 PM
    Great, maybe the Hoover/Bush depression will finally end.
  • by Terri on Feb 25, 2009 at 12:56 PM
    sure am glad the republican ideas were trashed along with Bush.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Feb 25, 2009 at 10:34 AM
    We all know the fraud perpetrated by groups like ACORN to register Democratic voters. In the run-up to the 2009 election, millions of new voters were registered and it clearly helped elect Obama and gave the Dems big majorities in the House and Senate. Their game plan for 2008 worked. Now they want to use public funds our tax dollars to pay for more of their political activities. For example, the final stimu-less bill gives $3 billion to groups like ACORN. Consider that, in 2008, Obama claimed that he raised $750 million(of which no auditing was required for fraud..why?) for his campaign. Compared with that amount, ACORN's $3 billion is staggering. No doubt, these billions will help ACORN in its political work of community organizing a euphemism for Democratic/Marxist/Socialist activism.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Feb 25, 2009 at 10:29 AM
    The Real Purpose of the Stimu-less Bill: Abolish all Opposition. Simply, it was to lay the ground work of the remaking of America's political system into a one-party system. Yes, a one-party socialist state that destroyed countries like Mexico. We have seen what one-party rule has done to cities like Cleveland, Detroit, and corrupt Chicago. The media will never tell you this, but that's the real agenda behind the Obama stimu-less bill. This is why so little of the stimu-less is spent now, but spread out over several years. This means Obama and Dems will have hundreds of billions to disburse to their supporters, creating a new party cadre that will help them win re-election in 2010 and 2012.
  • by Bubba Joe Johnson Location: Somewhere in Time on Feb 25, 2009 at 09:16 AM
    Oh, I am sure to vote total democrat in the next election. I mean, gee, they are allowing me to keep a whopping 8 dollars more a week! Democrats are clowns.
  • by AC Location: Corbin on Feb 25, 2009 at 09:02 AM
    Get real, Zatiochi ... Bush and his pretend Republican cronies have already completely changed and destroyed the concepts on which this country was built. Obama has no choice but to implement some radical (and arguably risky) strategies to reverse Bush's tremendous stupidity in running this country almost into the ground.
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