Senators say their goal is to stimulate the U.S. economy, but the Senate's economic recovery package spends up to $198 million in lump-sum payments to aging Filipino veterans of World War II -- two-thirds of whom don't live in the U.S. and are unlikely to be pumping much money into the economy.
The money, long-sought by Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, would go to about 15,000 living veterans who served in World War II as a part of U.S.-led forces and who were promised postwar benefits, including U.S. citizenship.
How does this classify as Stimulus?
Does anyone else feel like each Democratic Politician wrote down their wish list, and POOF we were presented with a STIMULUS Package?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:37 AM on Jan. 30, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by mancosmomma at 10:24 AM on Jan. 30, 2009
Things like this does NOT stimulate our economy. This bill is FULL OF CRAP! Crap being lobbyist and special interest groups agendas......it is horrible!! The bill should ONLY have in it that which will stimulate our economy NOW, today, not anything else. If another bill needs to be constructed to meet any obligations to the Filipino vets, that should be completely separate and voted on later. Rescuing and stimulating our economy is the crisis now and should be the ONLY issue in this bill!!
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