Thursday, February 5, 2009

$150 Million in Stimulus Package for Honeybee Insurance

Yes, boys and girls, there is a line item in the stimulus package for honeybee insurance for $150 million. The stimulus package, at this point, is now sitting at a whopping $920 billion.

Don't get me wrong. I understand the need for the honeybee and that 1/3 of our food depends on the honeybee to pollinate our crops. My morning breakfast of oatmeal is sweetened with clover honey which I enjoy. However, I don't see the need to stuff yet another line item in the stimulus package for some special interest segment.

President Obama took on corporations and said that executives need to have their salaries capped at $500,000 and that the money given to them in loans cannot and will not be spent on executive bonuses. I agree with you, President Obama. There needs to be oversight on the money. Banks are using it to pay their executives and stockholders money while they refuse to lend money to businesses.

The porn industry has asked for $5 billion dollars in loans to prop up their businesses due to people cutting back on their porn spending. It seems like every industry has their hands out for the free money from the government. Since I can't find a job, I think I should apply for part of the stimulus package. I need only a couple of million dollars that's all. I should probably call my senators, Kay and John, and ask them about my check. They will probably tell me, "It's in the mail."

I included a link to the news segment on the honeybee insurance so you can see what's all the buzz about.

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