Friday, July 17, 2009

Wild horse welfare

Most of us knew that Barack Obama combined with Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress would lead to wild spending and untold insanity. Here's one of the latest examples.

"H.R. 1018 is the 'Restore Our American Mustangs Act.' It can fairly be described as a welfare program for horses. Believe it or not--this isn't satire--here is what the bill will do:

[T]he 'Restore Our American Mustangs Act' ... would create a new $700 million welfare program for wild horses. The program:

* Conducts a horse census every two years

* Provides 'enhanced contraception' and birth control for horses

* Establishes an additional 19 million acres of public and private land for wild horses

* Covers $5 million tab to repair horse damage to land

* Mandates that government bureaucrats perform home inspections before Americans can adopt horses

'Enhanced contraception' for horses? Maybe I'm out of touch, but I didn't realize that wild horses use contraception at all...

Nineteen million acres, by the way, is around 28 times the area of Rhode Island."

And this is one of the smaller examples of liberalism run amok. There should be a TV sitcom about these sorts of incredible stories. Oh, there is one, the news.

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