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Porkulus: Cash for Tax Cheats

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 25, 2011 09:07 AM

Porkulus: Cash for Tax Cheats by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 When President Obama signed the trillion-dollar stimulus law in 2009, he proclaimed that he was “keeping the American dream alive in our time.” The stimulator-in-chief failed to mention that billions would be spent keeping American tax scammers afloat on our dime. At a […]

Detroit porkulus dump: $49 million for laptops

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 4, 2011 01:29 PM

Criminey. The Detroit Public Schools are overrun by corruption, violence, and incompetence. Test scores are rock-bottom. The teachers’ union sabotaged classroom instruction and denied schoolchildren an education through an apparent illegal work stoppage. Yet, Washington went ahead and forked over $530 million in federal porkulus funds to reward yet more Detroit government school failure and […]

Lame-duck all-nighter watch: Open thread; Update: Reid relents, omniporkulus is dead; DREAM, DADT votes on Sat.; START debate tomorrow

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 16, 2010 07:24 PM

If you’re a NORMAL, outside-the-Beltway American, you are up to your eyeballs in Christmas travel or family hosting plans, cookie baking, school and church activities, etc. etc. etc. In the grand tradition of manufactured crisis, the politicians in Washington are exploiting your preoccupation with other things to do their dirty deeds. Some stalwarts in both […]

Your porkulus dollars at work: Eco-snitch trash cans

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 20, 2010 12:58 PM

Green police.

Flashback: Taxpayer-designed porkulus signs

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 15, 2010 05:49 AM

I first noted the proliferation of porkulus-Democrat campaign road signs last May (see here and here). ABC News ran a story yesterday (now headlined at Drudge) on the nationwide phenomenon. Republicans are calling attention to politically-driven “guidances” about the sign designs: Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent […]

The 11 Senate Republicans who voted for the $17 billion Porkulus II jobs bill

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 17, 2010 11:48 AM

The tax breaks and projected jobs in the Senate jobs bill are illusory. The $17 billion package circumvents pay-go rules. But no matter. The Senate passed the Porkulus II today by 68-29 — with support from 11 Republicans. Here’s the roll call vote: The Republicans who sided with the endless spending-spree Democrats: Alexander Bond Scott […]

The $15B Porkulus II cloture roll call vote: Scott Brown, the Voinovich pay-off & business as usual

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 22, 2010 10:33 PM

Scroll for updates…Sen. Brown’s Facebook comment thread in full revolt… Here is the roll call vote on the Senate’s Porkulus II cloture motion this evening: The Republicans who joined the Dems to end debate on the phony jobs boondoggle that even the Associated Press points out will create a puny number of jobs: Scott Brown, […]

Anniversary of a porkulus protest: The roots of the Tea Party movement

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 15, 2010 10:43 AM

A year ago today, Seattle taxpayers organized an unprecedented protest of the pork-stuffed, generational theft stimulus bill that President Obama rammed down America’s throat. Many of the latecomers and opportunists and Beltway politicians who later glommed on to the Tea Party phenomenon don’t remember these early demonstrations. But the activists who turned out in Seattle […]

Porkulus Two follies: Harry Reid’s irony-filled snit fit

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 12, 2010 09:53 AM

This is what desperation looks like, via the Washington Times: A bipartisan group of senators forged agreement on a jobs bill that drew the White House’s blessing Thursday – but hours later Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scuttled the deal and replaced it with his own Democrat-written measure. Scrambling to show Democrats are taking action […]

Porkulus II: Return of the Phony Jobs Boondoggle

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 10, 2010 08:57 AM

My column today looks at the phantom Porkulus II/Jobs Bill. I say “phantom” because there is no bill text I can actually point you to — it’s the same business-as-usual we’ve been subjected to since Porkulus I. GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was on the Senate floor yesterday pleading to see the legislation: ““My […]