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Stimulus or Pork? What do you think?

Are these EFFECTIVE ways to stimulate the economy? This is is just a taste of what the stimulus package contains...

$200 million to rehabilitate the National Mall
$276 million for computer systems at the State Department
$650 million to Forest Service facilities
$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts
$200 millions of dollars to expand family planning services.

How is that stimulus?
Doesn't this seem more like a way for Democrats to thank supporters with pork filled "Thank You's"

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 11:09 AM on Jan. 26, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (106)
  • The first four create jobs. The last one, increased condom production?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:11 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • The way Nancy Pelosi put it/. It sounds like Democrats are wanting to practice Population Control.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:12 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • The first four create jobs. The last one will prevent more children from ending up on welfare.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • I agree that in a sense it stimulates the economy by creating some jobs. My concern is that they won't be sustainable jobs. Some would argue that even a temporary job is better than no job. But if we are 'creating' a job, why not work a little harder to make it a sustainable one?


    The Forest Service stimulus and the family planning stimulus do sound like 'thank you's' though.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:18 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • $200 million to rehabilitate the National Mall


    You know what? $200 million could be better spent on thousands of jobs paying $40,000 a year. Jobs that benefit more people. I don't see thousands of jobs being created for the National Mall rebuild. Is this the same national mall that was trampled on from the inauguration? hrmmmmm
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:18 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • "It sounds like Democrats are wanting to practice Population Control"

    Not really, & Nancy Pelosi is an idiot in my opinion.

    do you not think we should do something about all the crack heads & crazy, stupid people having kids? It would be billions cheaper to supply them w/ parenting plans then to spend our tax dollars on raising there crack babies. Sounds like a good plan to me. That's a good step for our economy in my eyes.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:20 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • Actually grly grl,

    There are more jobs in retail than any other job in our country. So ya, it would stimulate the economy.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:21 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • If only crack addicts would see out birth control. Maybe you could convince them to shoot up with Depo instead of heroin.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:22 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • crack heads would rather spend there money on crack. If Depo was free, i'm sure they would get it.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 11:23 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • $200 mill to rehab a mall. And there is a perfect example of a temporary job. They will work until it is rehabbed, then will be out of work again. What then? Do we come up with another stimulus to temporarily employ them somewhere else?

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:24 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

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