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September 28, 2010

Waste and Abuse: What the Stimulus is Doing to Your Kids

It is clear that the Stimulus failed to curb unemployment. Even worse is how the money is being spent. The letter below illustrates just one place where your dollars are being misused.

That’s why we’re asking you to tell Congress to rescind all remaining Stimulus funds.

Our hard-wired letter says simply “Please cut federal spending.”

In addition to this you may borrow from or copy these additional comments . . .

Specifically, please rescind all remaining stimulus funds. It adds to the national debt but has not reduced unemployment.

Even worse is how the money is being spent.

For instance, the stimulus paid for RFID chips implanted in jerseys that Head Start preschoolers are required to wear in Richmond, CA. This Orwellian precedent scares me!

* RFID is an unproven technology vulnerable to hacking – actually making children less safe from kidnappers
* It’s unknown how much private data is being collected, and for how long it will be kept, meaning . . 
* It’s an assault on the privacy and dignity of these children and their low-income parents. http://www.eff.org/files/filenode/rfid/RFIDletter_full.pdf

I know this program was not specifically mentioned in the Stimulus bill. That’s the problem: even if you had read the bill, you wouldn’t have known about this.

That’s why you should rescind all remaining stimulus funds. Don’t steal taxpayer money if you don’t even know how it is being spent.

END LETTER

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James Wilson
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