H/T to the Black Informant with exposing the numbers of urban city mayors and there need for mo money!
My last count of stuff that has NOTHING to do with “stimulating” the economy was $7,723,000,000. Time to add some more stuff.
$600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees.
$246 million tax breaks for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film.
$160 million for “paid volunteers” at the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Blackinformant.com grand total so far: $8,729,000,000
Again, let’s put that figure in perspective. Take a look at the budget figures for the following random cities.
Philadelphia - $3.97 billion
Baltimore - $2.921 billion
Washington D.C. - $6.4 billion (proposed 3/08)
Richmond, VA - $1,488,752,425
Doing some quick math, I added up the total city budgets for Richmond, Baltimore and Philadelphia.
My total? $8,379,752,425.
That is still less than my total figure which is comprised of stuff that do nothing for you and I.
The cities I listed are cities with a major Black population living in or close to poverty. The number one complaint we hear from activists and politicians in these districts is that these cities never have enough money help its poor. Yet with this stimulus bill, we are putting things like bee research, hybrid vehicles and digital converter boxes ahead of a demographic that is always used as the poster child for more government.
Look at how these “poster children” are being dissed in this era of “change”.
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