I got this information from an email from the Republican Leader Press Office. The amount of money the Democrats want to spend is insane (emphasis mine):
- The House Democrats' bill will cost each and every household $6,700 additional debt, paid for by our children and grandchildren.
- The total cost of this one piece of legislation is almost as much as the annual discretionary budget for the entire federal government.
- President-elect Obama has said that his proposed stimulus legislation will create or save three million jobs. This means that this legislation will spend about $275,000 per job. The average household income in the U.S. is $50,000 a year.
- The House Democrats' bill provides enough spending - $825 billion - to give every man, woman, and child in America $2,700.
- $825 billion is enough to give every person living in poverty in the U.S. $22,000.
- $825 billion is enough to give every person in Ohio $72,000.
- Although the House Democrats' proposal has been billed as a transportation and infrastructure investment package, in actuality only $30 billion of the bill - or three percent - is for road and highway spending. A recent study from the Congressional Budget Office said that only 25 percent of infrastructure dollars can be spent in the first year, making the one year total less than $7 billion for infrastructure.
- Much of the funding within the House Democrats' proposal will go to programs that already have large, unexpended balances. For example, the bill provides $1 billion for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which already have $16 billion on hand. And, this year, Congress has plans to rescind $9 billion in highway funding that the states have not yet used.
- In 1993, the unemployment rate was virtually the same as the rate today (around seven percent). Yet, then-President Clinton's proposed stimulus legislation ONLY contained $16 billion in spending.
- Here are just a few of the programs and projects that have been included in the House Democrats' proposal:
- Almost one-third of the so called tax relief in the House Democrats' bill is spending in disguise, meaning that true tax relief makes up only 24 percent of the total package - not the 40 percent that President-elect Obama had requested.
- $825 billion is just the beginning - many Capitol Hill Democrats want to spend even more taxpayer dollars on their "stimulus" plan.
* $650 million for digital TV coupons.
* $6 billion for colleges/universities - many which have billion dollar endowments.
* $166 billion in direct aid to states - many of which have failed to budget wisely.
* $50 million in funding for the National Endowment of the Arts.
$44 million for repairs to U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarters.
* $200 million for the National Mall, including grass planting.
* $400 million for "National Treasures."
This is way beyond big government. This is Fat Bastard big government: all bloated and gassy, a disgusting mess with its hairy belly hanging over its belt.