Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Does the Immigration Bill Hand Out Free Cars to the Poor?

Breitbart.com has a story posted about taxpayer subsidized "Obamacars" being a part of the new Immigration Bill. Supported most eagerly by Senator Bernie Sanders  (I-VT) this program is described in this way: (Boldface mine)...

A provision under that new stimulus program title allows for the use of spending the taxpayer money on the program to provide transportation for youth to and from their jobs.
 (1) IN GENERAL.—The funds made available under this section shall be used—
 (A) to provide summer employment opportunities for low-income youth, with direct linkages to academic and occupational learning, and may be used to provide supportive services, such as transportation or child care, that is necessary to enable the participation of such youth in the opportunities;”
Well, that sounds a bit vague, doesn't it?  Naturally, "transportation" doesn't mean public transportation like buses or streetcars/trolleys. It MUST mean brand new, flashy cars for these poor bastards to drive around town in on OUR hard earned dimes. I'm sure the Democrats have figured out this is a slick way to improve sales on those green cars we've been hearing about. 
I suspect the handouts aren't limited to cars. I predict a slight uptick in the sales and leases of private commuter planes and helicopters. Why not? Also, those in areas served by railway can also expect to see a mandate coming down from White House that will permit a certain number of passengers to hop a car and ride into the city...again at our expense. 
It won't stop there. I hear rumblings that "forced car-poolings" are in the works sometime in the next 24 months. The Federal Government will, using its vast database and research capabilities, be able to see who lives near one of these poor souls who have no transportation to work. The Government will notify any registered motorist of their assigned "duty" to help their fellow man and be responsible for transporting the individual to AND from work. 
What's next? The Space Shuttle to work program? 
(The wording of this section is vague and invites (hopefully) erroneous interpretations of what "transportation" really means. I strongly suspect these monies are to be used for buses and other forms of public transportation, not the purchase of new cars. Like I said, the wording could've been clearer, but is anyone surprised that media outlets like the Washington Examiner and Brietbart.com spun this in the way they did?) 

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