It was a day that will live in infamy.
President Obama traveled to Denver, Colorado yesterday to sign the multi-billion dollar, pork-laden, so-called "stimulus" bill into law.
But forget the $787 billion price tag you heard on TV. Forget the $12 TRILLION debt limit which the bill created.
By the time debt services and other frills of the "socialism bill" are accounted for, the cost will be over $3,000,000,000,000 (yes, three TRILLION).
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This makes the bill the biggest government spending grab in human history.
But what about the details? The hundreds and hundreds of pages in the bill were not made available until less than 18 hours before the final passage vote. But here's what we know in relation to the gun-related provisions:
* The final bill continues to spend between $12 and $20 BILLION on requiring your doctor to retroactively put your most confidential medical records into a government database. Based on our experience with veterans, we would expect the government to try to use computerized psychiatric records to impose gun bans on people who have sought (or will seek) treatment.
* The final bill continues to fund liberal community action groups like ACORN, which, you may remember, engaged in massive criminal election fraud on behalf of Barack Obama's presidential candidacy and also was involved in anti-Second Amendment activism in New Jersey.
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White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was at least honest when he said it would be a shame to let a crisis like the current recession "go to waste." Like vultures picking on the nation's carcass, the White House has used the nation's pain to lavish largesse on its political supporters, at the expense of the nation's economic survival.
And, in the end, this act of ethical depravity was made possible by every Democrat Senator who voted for the bill, plus the defections of three Republicans: Arlen Specter (R-PA), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and Susan Collins (R-ME).
If there is one silver lining to all of this, it's the debunking of a rumor that recently swept across the internet. The rumor claimed that the provisions of HR 45 -- the massive gun registration bill introduced by Chicago congressman Bobby Rush (D) -- were "rolled into" what was passed.
But having searched the contents of the new law, GOA staff has determined the rumor appears to be false.
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