This is the kind of stuff that makes me ashamed to have been a Republican for so
long. I accepted socialism from the Democrats for decades, but the GOP always
gave the facade that they were the party of limited government. Such a facade
isn't even transparent anymore. Republicans are just as far to the left as
Obama, Biden, and Boxer.I will always be a Goldwater Republican, but
the only way I can manifest such principles today is to register and vote
why care about you'll never see that money anyhow.
Why on earth would government, and especially the federal government, pay people
to replace their windows and doors? This redistribution of wealth, well,
imaginary wealth that is really just long-term debt, is not only unnecessary but
How many tax dollars are going to Washington to run this program back there?
How much is being siphoned off as overhead for the state and many other agencies
listed to "implement" this program? How much of the $15 million
actually is spent on labor and materials in the homes as opposed to overhead?Finally, who is going to pay for all this "free money." Answer: Your grandchildren. After it becomes part of the national debt which
will be financed with borrowed money for several decades. Interest rates are
already climbing and will probably be 10-20% (per year) soon, on top of the $15
million principle.Interest on the national debt is already the
second largest share of federal spending (after defense) and will soon be far
more than what we pay for defense.Are the benefits really worth the
true cost of the $15 million of "free money"?Ask your children and
What's another dollar to the govenment? They will just keep funding programs
and sooner or later our taxes will go up to pay for it all.
The one segment of government that must reduce its spending on is being rolled
in to welfare. Many welfare programs can be eliminated and save government
millions of dollars a year.Then after the governor gives a pittance
to these programs the majority will go to the state general funds for further
waste and abuse. These funds are not for welfare and filling the holes in budget
shortfalls. It is meant to stimulate jobs for consumers not government.