The balance sheets are coming out for the Stimulus Package To Save Us All just passed by Democrats in the House and Senate and 3 "Republican" senators. (Note: I will from this point forward call this law SPTSUA because all major federal laws have cool acronyms)
It appears that the mouse above, let's call him Moe, does quite well in the package. He evidently hired the Pelosi and Reid agency to represent him. It would be understandable if you do not know Moe, he's a little obscure. Moe is a salt marsh harvest mouse and he lives in, I'm assuming, a salt marsh. A salt marsh in San Francisco to be specific. This is the same San Francisco represented by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the Mouse, er, House.
Moe is getting $30 million dollars from the SPTSUA. The one thing we can be sure of is that this is not special interest spending because Obama and the rest of the Democrats assured us that there was no special interest funding in this package. One can only guess at how many people Moe will hire to do his part for the stimulus, him being a mouse and all.
Now I realize what all of you are thinking "but Chuck, what about the middle class tax cut we were promised during the campaign?"
Don't worry, Obama and friends did not forget you. You do get a tax cut from SPTSUA. You will soon be receiving an extra 13 bucks in your paycheck.
So Moe gets $30 million to create jobs and you, provided you don't make too much, get $13 a week to spend and stimulate the economy. Don't spend it all at once, we don't want inflation.
(Another note: in the 2nd article, read the bit about the little train engine who did)