That picture from Drudge’s website seems to say a lot. However, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has issued a statement attempting to defend the massive amounts of pork er ham in the stimulus bill.
Remember, the stimulus was supposed to stimulate the economy.
Response to Drudge Item on Recovery Act Funding
Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
“Through the Recovery Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has made $100 million available to the states for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), which acquires food that is distributed to local organizations that assist the needy – including food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens.
The Recovery Act funds referenced in press reports allowed states to purchase ham, cheese and dairy products for these food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries that provide assistance to people who otherwise do not have access to food. This program will help reduce hunger of those hardest hit by the current economic recession.
The references to “2 pound frozen ham sliced” are to the sizes of the packaging. Press reports suggesting that the Recovery Act spent $1.191 million to buy “2 pounds of ham” are wrong.
Just like when the president said the stimulus plan was working exactly how it designed to … we learn that it really is. This is another example of the government ‘stimulus’ creating, and preparing for you being dependent upon them.
Las Vegas Mayor, Oscar Goodman, outlined exactly how utterly useless the stimulus has been for his constituents.