But despite what many in Eugene think, our president isn’t a moron, he just knows how to reward his political allies with the hard-earned tax dollars of regular Americans:
For years, conservatives have complained about what they saw as the liberal tilt of federal grant money. Taxpayer funds went to abortion rights groups such as Planned Parenthood to promote birth control, and groups closely aligned with the AFL-CIO got Labor Department grants to run worker-training programs.
In the Bush administration, conservatives are discovering that turnabout is fair play: Millions of dollars in taxpayer funds have flowed to groups that support President Bush’s agenda on abortion and other social issues.
The Compassion Capital Fund, which distributed $148.3 million from 2002 to 2005, was created “to expand the role that faith-based and community groups play in providing social services to those in need,” according to the White House.
The Community-Based Abstinence Education grant program was enacted by Congress in 2001, and $391.7 million has been appropriated for it.
Beneficiaries of more than $2 million each from the compassion fund include five organizations run by black and Hispanic leaders who endorsed Bush and Operation Blessing, a charity run by television evangelist Pat Robertson. It has received $23.5 million, which includes $1.5 million from the Compassion Capital Fund and $22 million in surplus dry milk from the Agriculture Department.
Read the whole damn thing. This has been going on for years under Democratic governance, but the Republican leadership has taken it a step further with all this “faith-based” nonsense. It’s a disgusting misappropriation of tax revenues, and anyone stupid enough to have voted for Bush in the last election under the pretense that he was anything but a big-spending religious welfare liberal ought to be ashamed of themselves. It’s people like you who have corrupted the conservative movement. Get out.