“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Grass Roots' Fleecing

To give you an idea of what is going on with President Obama’s and Nancy Pelosi's 'stimulus’ plan, let's look at just one component that has money earmarked to it, the resodding of our Capitol Mall down in Washington.

The Mall runs from Third Street near the Capitol to 14th Street near the Washington Monument, 4,261 feet by 615 feet. That's 2,620,515 total square feet.

Now, a 7 lb. bag of Scotts Pure Premium, High Traffic ( after all the Mall deserves the best and it is high traffic) covers 4,600 square feet and cost around $35.00 a bag. Buying them in a bulk rate would probably get you at least a 10% discount .

So, using the above area measurements, we will need 570 bags of grass seed to cover the Mall. 570 bags times $31.50 (-10%) equals $17,995. We can pay 5 guys $400 each to spread 110 bags of seed (paid very well for one day's work) and come up with a total price tag of $19,995.

This 'stimulus' plan has the same end goal of having grass in the Washington Mall. How much money does the 'stimulus' plan have earmarked for this project?: $21,000,000.00. That's twenty-one million dollars!

Please understand what is happening here. The tax and spend politicians and leeching lobbyists are grazing again and placing $21 Million worth of debt on the backs of our children and grandchildren. Everyone is making sure they get their windfall from this bill and are loading up their pockets with free, found money. What is most troubling is that this is just one measure in this pork-ridden bill.

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