This tag line of the Lottery could be applied to H.R. 2775 or the budget agreement signed into law last night by President Obama. The official title of the bill is “An Act making continuing appropriations for the physical year ending September 30, 2014 and for other purposes”. Unlike the lottery the winners are picked first then the public is forced to buy tickets for it.( https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/805615/senate-sh...)
Since the public did not have the five days to study the bill under the Obama sunlight promise we can only find out what’s in it after it was passed in the middle of the night. The winners were drawn and the losers quartered last night by 81 to 18 in the Senate and 285 to 184 in the House. So who are the winners in it and what was their take?
President Obama: (in it 12 times) without debate the grand prize winner. Not only does he get to claim credit for saving the country, but now when he decides to break thru the debt ceiling he doesn’t need that pesky House to approve it. Now they must to vote to disapprove it within five days and with only one hour of debate per side. (Filibuster that Ted Cruz)
The Debt: (in it 5 times) will continue to grow unabated until the American people elect leaders instead of politicians.
Federal Employees: (in it 5 times) Will get reimbursed for the time off and a raise so they can return well paid and rested to continue to regulate, tax and spy on our lives.
Senate: (in it 21 times) Might seem their winnings would be bigger but most refer to rules (never to be used) disapproving of Obama’s spending. They can now propose laws spending other people’s money and never have to actually approve the spending.
Supplemental Security income recipients: (in it 2 times) SSI or crazy money or disability payments when unemployment runs out will continue to outpace employment with a $750 million shot in the arm.
Mitch McConnel: (not mentioned but his bill Public Bill 100-676 mentioned 1 time) So as not to seem greedy Mitch probably didn’t want his name mentioned like other lottery winners when he received 2.9 billion for a project estimated to cost 160 million for his district.
Civil Libertarian Lawyers: (mentioned as courts 2 times) 3 million to hire lawyers to look over the shoulder of lawyers who look over the shoulder of NSA who look at us.
Bonnie Lautenberg: (in it 1 time) $174,000 to help the poor widow of Frank Lautenberg (D NJ) and now single mom get by. It would seem these days his Federal pension, ADP pension and 85 million in net worth just doesn’t go very far these days.
House: (in it 26 times) Most referring to relinquishing their power over spending.
Obamacare subsidy scammers: (in it 2 times) will have to actually verify income claims for free Obamacare. This becomes a win for Conseillers en Gestion et Informatique (CGI) who will get paid for changes to the Obamacare enrolment site once it worrks.
Taxpayers: (never mentioned) the biggest loser who will have to pay for tickets to enter this giveaway next April 15th without ever a chance of winning.
America: (not mentioned at all) the biggest loser short and long term. Short term our bank of China will increase our rates to borrow since we can’t seem to stop spending. Long term future citizens will be saddled with so much debt we risk showing up on Walk Free foundation’s Global slavery index.
So if you are not in it you don’t win this lottery of public funds. You still are required to enter by paying for the whole package. Who do we have to thank for this numbers racket? Well the Senate Democrats who wrote it, the 81 senators and 285 House members who voted for it and President Obama who signed it. If you are part of the minority 13% who approve of the direction our country is heading you might want to send a thank you card to your representative for allowing you to participate in this lottery.( http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/top_stories/right_direction_or_wrong_track) If you are part of the 80% who are mad as hell and want to change directions save you praise for when your representative will really appreciate it. Send it in the form of a vote this November and every November until every last one of them is no long in “it”.