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Archive for "Sep 28 2007"

How the Hell You Gonna Pay for THIS?

Clinton: $5,000 for every U.S. baby – Yahoo! News

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that every child born in the United States should get a $5,000 “baby bond” from the government to help pay for future costs of college or buying a home.

Clinton, her party’s front-runner in the 2008 race, made the suggestion during a forum hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus.

“I like the idea of giving every baby born in America a $5,000 account that will grow over time, so that when that young person turns 18 if they have finished high school they will be able to access it to go to college or maybe they will be able to make that downpayment on their first home,” she said.

The New York senator did not offer any estimate of the total cost of such a program or how she would pay for it. Approximately 4 million babies are born each year in the United States.

So, four million babies at 5 grand a crack… that’s twenty billion dollars per year! On top of the $110 billion or more to fund her health care scheme. And BTW, shouldn’t this drive “pro-choice” outfits like Planned Parenthood absolutely crazy? She’s offering women a financial incentive to NOT have an abortion. “You pump ’em out, you get a check.”

Captain Ed:

Where does Hillary plan to get that money? It’s easy to talk about writing checks, but the federal budget already runs in the red, especially on entitlements. If we talk about spending even more money that we don’t have, why stop at $5,000? John McCain wondered aloud in his blogger conference call whether $100,000 wouldn’t sound more compassionate, as long as we didn’t talk about how we plan to pay for the program.

This represents pandering politics at its worst. Want to get votes for an election? Promise to buy people off with free money! It takes the worst instincts of Norman Hsu to suggest yet another entitlement Ponzi scheme to get elected to office. The company Hillary keeps has started to rub off on her.

On the Ropes; KO’d this Weekend?



GO FISH! FINISH THESE BASTARDS OFF.

C’mon, TC wants to be swimming in all the beer and booze the local bastard fans of that team in Queens will owe me if they pull the ultimate FAIL! and get knocked out of the playoffs after leading their division for the whole damn year.

You twirps thought I was outta my mind making those bets at the All Star break… who’s laughing now, asshats?

UPDATE: too funny, especially considering the source.

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