The Stimulus Myth: Disguising BRA’s Bailout

Hunter Wallace, Occidental Dissent, July 12, 2011

Alabama

Paul Krugman wrote a column today about the economy that just didn’t sit right with me.

The conventional wisdom is that Barack Hussein Obama spent nearly a trillion dollars in a failed attempt to “stimulate the economy.” In the process, he dramatically expanded the size of government, which led to the Tea Party backlash against Democrats in the 2010 midterms.

Actually, Krugman is right when he points out that there are fewer government workers today than when Obama took office.

The Republican controlled state governments have been cutting benefits and laying off thousands of government employees because most are required by law to balance their budgets.

Since black people are disproportionately employed in the government/diversity complex, these budget cuts are wiping out the black middle class, which is why black unemployment is now surging to record highs.

From 2007 to 2009, the average black household lost 83 percent of its net worth, collapsing from $13,450 to $2,170. In the same period, the average White household declined in value from $134,280 to $97,860.

Krugman is also correct when he points out there was never any huge work relief program like the Works Progress Administration or the Civilian Conservation Corps from the Great Depression.

In the last three years, have you seen anything comparable to the Tennessee Valley Authority or the Hoover Dam emerge from the “American Investment and Recovery Act,” which had a $787 billion dollar price tag?

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To put this in perspective, the Panama Canal cost $14.3 billion in 2007 dollarsthe Manhattan Project cost $25 billion in 2007 dollarsthe Apollo Space Program cost $145 billion in 2007 dollarsthe Hoover Dam cost $690 million in 2008 dollarsthe Empire State Building cost $558 million in 2008 dollars, and the entire Interstate Highway System cost $500 billion in 2008 dollars.

The WPA and CCC left a massive footprint in Alabama which can still be seen all across the state today. Whenever you visit a state park or drive down a county road in rural Alabama, you are likely reaping the benefits of Depression-era investment in public infrastructure.

Krugman’s point is that “the stimulus package” was nothing resembling FDR’s New Deal. If it wasn’t a job program for the unemployed, just what the hell was it then?

In the few cases we have taken a look at “stimulus package” spending, we saw that the Obama administration was spending hundreds of millions of dollars to employ black contractors to tear down blighted ghettos in Michigan and replace them with “green homes” which could be sold below cost to Detroit welfare queens.

Also in Michigan, we saw that millions of dollars were being spent to build these broadband networks and computer labs in the ghetto for illiterate African-Americans can watch movies and download pornography on golden chairs in the Detroit Public Library.

Yesterday, I learned that more of these broadband networks are being built in Alabama by black contractors in e

conomic dynamos like Gee’s Bend and Tuskegee, which is such an egregious example of squandering White taxpayer dollars that it makes you wonder whether such projects are the exception or the rule in the “stimulus package.”

$59 million dollars had been given to Trillion Communications Corp. for that project.

When I probed deeper into the nature of the “stimulus package” in Alabama, I learned thatover $3 billion dollars in federal “stimulus” dollars had been spent here.

Where did all the money go?

It turns out that 39.79 percent went to health and human services, 18.13 percent to education, 17.76 percent went to workforce, 12.77 percent went to transportation and infrastructure, 2.2 percent to housing, 4.7 percent to public safety, 2.47 percent to energy, and 2.17 percent to environment.

As you can see, “health and human services” spending was by far the biggest item of the “stimulus package” in Alabama. Do we have any idea of what the “stimulus” money was actually spent on?

(1) FMAP Increase – $799,644,323.00 (Federal Medical Assistance Program – Medicaid)

(2) Food Assistance (SNAP) Client Benefit – $211,493,824.0 (EBT Cards – Foodstamps)

(3) TANF – Emergency Contingency Fund – $32,311,593.0 (Welfare)

(4) TANF – Supplemental Grant – $11,093,254.0 (Welfare)

(5) Increase in Unemployment Compensation Benefits – FAC Benefit – $232,505,125.0 (Unemployment Benefits)

Unlike the New Deal, that is why Obama’s “stimulus package,” which was 4.5x the size of FDR’s spending on the WPA, is simultaneously wildly unpopular and yet completely invisible to ungrateful White people in Alabama.

It is because the lion’s share of the “stimulus package” was channeled directly to African-Americans in the form of EBT cards, Medicaid, TANF welfare, Section 8 housing, and unemployment benefits.

Just out of curiosity, I glanced through the cities where this money is being spent, as I wanted to see what Tuskegee – just as a test case of my theory – was getting out of the “stimulus package.”

There is a $56,938 grant to Tuskegee University from the National Science Foundation for “Collaborative Research: Aerial and Terrestrial Testbed for Research in Aerospace, Computing, and Mathematics.”

There is another $123,189 grant to Tuskegee University from the National Science Foundation for “Tuskegee University Robert Noyce Scholars in Mathematics and Science Education in the Alabama Black Belt.”

The Tuskegee Housing Authority got $891,184.00. The Montgomery Housing Authority got $3,287,260.00. The Birmingham Housing Authority got $8,529,817.40. UAB got$225,471.04 to study the “Etiology of Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke.” The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama got $13,695.0.

In total, Tuskegee got $14 million in federal stimulus money; Union Springs got $2.6 million; Greensboro got $10.2 million – Alabamians who are familiar with these cities know what this means.

I will just stop right there: it will suffice to say that the “stimulus package” in Alabama seems to be nothing more than a thinly disguised bailout for African-Americans designed to forestall the total financial collapse of black households.

$211 million dollars in “stimulus package” money has gone to funding EBT cards in Alabama. The temporary “stimulus relief” is drying up, but the dependency it created among African-Americans won’t be going away anytime soon.

This gives new insight into the ongoing negotiations over raising the debt ceiling and why liberals insist on calling default “a suicide pact.” It is a “suicide pact” because “The Day The EBT Card Stops Working” will unleash total anarchy in America’s major cities.

Someone please to tell Rachel Maddow that the International Space Station cost $100 billion and the Apollo Space Program cost $145 billion – we probably could have went to Pluto, but we had to prop up Black Run America.

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  • Berin Rassouid

    From the moment of birth, they are destined to become either a burden or a menace. Stop voting for Democrats who brought this Frankenstein creation to life. Billions spent on public housing to care for the abandoned women and children – just about all black BTW. More billions wasted on programs to close the ‘education gap’. We just pile up the debt and get no benefit. These people represent a millstone around the neck of the formerly great USA. Thanks, crazy white traitorous liberals.

  • sbuffalonative

    $211 million dollars in “stimulus package” money has gone to funding EBT cards in Alabama. The temporary “stimulus relief” is drying up, but the dependency it created among African-Americans won’t be going away anytime soon.

    When the stimulus money runs out and no more is made avaliable, black anger will be directed at Republicans (ie Whitey).

    Whether or not this will “unleash total anarchy in America’s major cities” is yet to be known.

    If things do turn ugly, I suspect money will be ‘found’ to prevent major trouble. Few people in power want Americans to see what destruction blacks can unleash.

  • Anonymous

    I have to say that I disagree with the prevailing opinion that Obama’s stimulus plan has failed. On the contrary, it succeeded beyond the wildest dreams of democrats in stimulating the economy. Specifically, it stimulated the drug trade and child sex human trafficking. Since Obama was elected, business is booming for the Zetas and they have wasted no time turning those record profits into military power and taking over mexico.

    This is exactly what Obama intended…..funneling the lions share of our economy into welfare that largely went to purchase crack, meth and other drugs from mexico.

    And when you boil down what black people want, to its most basic, this is exactly it. And Obama deserves some credit for this. Yes, it is sick. But he went out of his way, and against all odds to give his constituents (and make no mistake, only his BLACK constituents matter to a black politician) what they wanted, no matter what anyone else thought of the matter and he managed to hide it until the eleventh hour. If only white people had representatives in government of a similar mind.

  • ice

    The amount of trouble and money blacks have caused this country is staggering.

    How great the nation could have been had it not had black incompetents to care for, soothe, mollify and preen, to keep them from getting angered and rioting.

  • Anonymous

    2 — sbuffalonative wrote at 6:46 PM on July 12:

    $211 million dollars in “stimulus package” money has gone to funding EBT cards in Alabama. The temporary “stimulus relief” is drying up, but the dependency it created among African-Americans won’t be going away anytime soon.

    When the stimulus money runs out and no more is made avaliable, black anger will be directed at Republicans (ie Whitey).

    Whether or not this will “unleash total anarchy in America’s major cities” is yet to be known.

    If things do turn ugly, I suspect money will be ‘found’ to prevent major trouble. Few people in power want Americans to see what destruction blacks can unleash.

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    After the riots in the sixties Whites caved in to all their demands and things are worse now than ever. Appeasement does not work with these people!

  • Albert Pigou

    HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) have long had preferential treatment in receiving research grants. The NSF and NHI openly admit that the money is more for “institution building” than for producing specific research results. Nothing new here.

    The conventional wisdom among Keynesians (and Krugman should know this) is that it doesn’t matter much what government spends the stimulus funds on–it will end up as someone’s income, and it will be spent, which ends up creating jobs producing consumer products, somewhere (not many Keynesians acknowledge that that might be in China).

  • Eurobeing

    If Ron Paul is right and I suspect he is then no matter what happens the economy will ultimatly fail. That is cash will become worthless as money is printed and we will loose our credit rating.

    Then hell will break loose because there will be nothing we can do to stop it. The mechanisims that allowed us to borrow and spend will default. Blacks won’t understand they will go ballistic and that will be the tipping point.

    Then will be the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. This will tell the tale I look for police and local governments to try and confiscate fire arms so whites cannot defend themselves. Remember New Orleans and Mayor Nagin.

    This will test what we are made of and we will see once and for all how far whites are willing to go to win their country back.

  • dawesy

    I do agree with sbuffalonative regarding those in power not wanting the general population to see the damage blacks can do, however, I think it has gotten to the point where they don’t want to unleash the damage that the white race is capable of either.

  • The Old Fat Ph.D.

    Ever since BO took office I have been screaming for the revival of the WPA, the CCC, programs equivalent to the TVA — all those programs that put people to work shoring up our infrastructure. BO has failed the US population miserably; he COULD have emerged the hero, but nope – his Marxist cronies led him by the nose into total failure, and he went willingly. Not that I’m surprised, mind you. But, I’ve seen a bumper sticker that reads: You Voted For Him to Prove You’re Not Racist; in 2012 DON’T Vote For Him and Prove You’re Not an Idiot!!!

  • American Son

    “Dependency” is to a black what self reliance is to a White. While conservative White Americans strive for less from the “man” (“gubmint” in ebonics), the nonWhite reliance on some form of assistance or another from the coffers is astounding. These people are so elementary in their behavior and thought processes that they actually bite the hand that feeds them. Only then do progressive liberals step in and offer the taxpayer’s piggybank as compensation for “the wrongs of the past.” Between needing “gubmint assistance” to find a job to needing breakfast, lunch, and dinner money to pay for their offsprings needs to getting free passes for their “hate crimes,” blacks seem completely incapable of independence. Truly a sad commentary on the state of our republic. I fear that White conservative America is long gone, and the progressive utopia is now set upon us. Complete with high violent crime rates, backwards laws, oppression towards Christian beliefs, high poverty rates, and an “Idiocracy” level electorate with “impulse control issues.”

  • Daniel

    Before getting out of the military over 30 years ago I had the pleasure of working with several Federal Civilian employees.

    One of the these Federal Government employees was a black man that probably had an IQ of around 80. He had worked for the goverment for around 20 years and still hadn’t learned to do anything. The goverment had paid to send him to all sorts of schools and he had passed every one of them. He hadn’t really passed they were just afraid to fail him so he had a certificate in his file for having attended every one of these classes.

    After years of service doing nothing and being capable of doing nothing he was in a position to be promoted to management. Unfortunately there was no position available where he couldn’t do more harm than good so a special position was created for him.

    He got an office, a title and a real good salary but still didn’t have a job or any duties. This man ended up in a better position than most gifted college graduates and was about as close to “Forest Gump” ( black version) as anyone that I have ever known.

    If the government didn’t create a black middle class there really wouldn’t be a black middle class.

    Even the communist didn’t make a point of promoting their idiots ahead of the general population. How can we hope to compete in a world where we give ourselves such a handicap.

  • Anonymous

    8 — dawesy wrote at 11:32 PM on July 12:

    “I do agree with sbuffalonative regarding those in power not wanting the general population to see the damage blacks can do, however, I think it has gotten to the point where they don’t want to unleash the damage that the white race is capable of either.”

    They have been afraid all along, that is why no pro-white organization other than the occasional buffoonery of Neo-Nazis or K revivals have seen the light of day (via MSM). A real white organization would actually get things done for whites, not carry on cartoonish parodies of Hitler and Joo blaming “Christian Whites.”

    So the SPLC keeps a close watch on any move toward empowering whites, because once whites have real control, they would be investigated, brought to trial and convicted on a myriad of corruption and racketeering charges. So they attack Amren, and any pro white source, attempting to dredge up visions of a million Tim McVey’s bombing innocent Americans. They are supposed to be about providing legal representation for poor Southerners (regardless of race, I presume). What happened to that?

    Time is overdue to put on our thinking caps.

  • Shawn (the female)

    #7 Euro, you echo my sentiments exactly.

    And taking your final thought further, I’m not very optimistic about the lengths whites WOULD go to try to regain their country and their way of life. After all, it was whites that got this country into this desperate quagmire in the first place. Touchy-feely, do-gooder liberal whites who want to buy the world a coke, who want to keep your child in a car seat until he’s 8 years old, who want to mandate homeowners associations’ abiilty to keep a veteran resident from flying the U.S. flag outside his home, who want to arrest a parent for giving their child a good whack on the posterier when they need it, who want schools to the parents’ job and teach empathy and self worth instead of math and English.

    There have been several generations now of lost ideals, of being raised and supported by the government and it has created the demand for wanting more, more, more along with causing the unwillingness and inability of people to think and do for themselves.

    The amount and speed of the fundamental changes in Americans’ mindset due to greed and the nanny state can’t, I believe, be undone at this point.

    And I hope I’m wrong.