Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Health Care Reform Bill Allows Cities to get Grants for Beautification?

TT Note: Perhaps the good Congressmen should really read the current Health Care Reform Bill. Perhaps they should note all the non-health projects that have been slipped in to the bill. Has any American thought to ask their Congressman "why"? The Congressmen just may be hard pressed to explain how a new sidewalk or swing set are in the best interest of the country's health.

Health Care Bill Fact of the Day: Billions in Pork Barrel Spending for ‘Community Transformation’ and ‘Beautification’

Under the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee’s “Affordable Health Choices Act,” local governments can apply for “community transformation” grants to build jungle gyms, sidewalks, bicycle paths, and grocery stores, to install streetlights, and to establish new farmers’ markets.

The dollar amount of these grants, and of the total “community transformation” earmark program, is left to the discretion of the Obama administration....

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