Amazing. The politicians are telling us that without this ginormous bailout our economy would go down in flames, but they managed to find time to put ridiculous waste into the bill.
Although I know they probably won't, I hope to God the House fails this abomination:
Sec. 503. Exemption from excise tax for certain wooden arrows designed for use by children
Sec. 317.Seven-year cost recovery period for motorsports racing track facility
Sec. 308. Increase in limit on cover over of rum excise tax to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Sec. 301. Extension and modification of research credit
Sec. 504. Income averaging for amounts received in connection with the Exxon Valdez litigation
Sec. 601. Secure rural schools and community self-determination program.
Sec. 201. Deduction for state and local sales taxes
Sec 502. Provisions related to film and television productions
Sec. 325. Extension and modification of duty suspension on wool products; wool research fund; wool duty refunds
Sec. 309. Extension of economic development credit for American Samoa
For the details on the insults listed above, and even more things the Senate has crammed into this nightmare of a bill, click here.
Ladies and gentlemen, the American people are being screwed once again. This is an enormous slap in our faces, and the politicians know it!
In fact, I'm forced to wonder if they aren't preparing for the fallout from this economic orgy.
From this source:
Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.
They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.
Watch out, folks...