Imagine this scenario: A friend asks you to care for his dog “Fifi.” From the animal’s name, you infer it probably is not much bigger than your own small pooch. But you are shocked to learn later Fifi is a giant mastiff. As such, the animal consumes far more than you anticipated, feasting on food intended for your own dog, leaving your pooch with mere crumbs.
This, in a nutshell, is what has occurred in the House of Representatives where a stimulus bill “gone wild” was approved last week and sent to the Senate for approval. House members were ecstatic having access to trillions of dollars to fund such a bill – the name of which suggested the primary focus should be financially assisting suffering taxpayers to stimulate the economy.
But House members found in pulling a stimulus package together, an opportunity existed to sneak in funding for their pet projects. All they had to do was word their funding requests in terms sounding as if the project was community-related. In effect, like the mastiff named “Fifi,” Democrats used the term “Community Funding Projects” to hide their dog’s real breed – “earmark” – which supposedly was eliminated back in 2011.
The package also included billions of dollars in foreign aid as well. Like a kid at a candy store, representatives were allowed to submit a maximum of 10 CFP requests. Sadly, by the time every congressperson so inclined to jump onboard the pet project/foreign aid bandwagon did so, the bill was a stimulus package in name only. As author George Orwell, who wrote about dystopian societies, noted long ago, the more destructive, dishonest and indefensible a policy is, the more likely it uses language obscuring and hiding real purposes.
We Often Feel Like David Taking on Giants
Today’s Goliath is the Mainstream Media Industrial Complex that brainwashes the masses.
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