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9.5% of Americans Are Unemployed….But Democrats Are Off and Running to Create a New $700 Million Welfare Program for Wild Horses


WASHINGTON, D.C., July 16, 2009 - Tomorrow, House Democrats plan to hold a vote on the “Restore Our American Mustangs Act” (H.R.1018), which would create a new $700 million welfare program for wild horses. This floor action comes at a time when unemployment has soared to 9.5 percent, a 26-year high, and the federal deficit has grown to a historic $1 trillion.

“There are serious issues facing our country right now and it’s absurd that Democrat leaders believe that spending $700 million to pamper wild horses is the best use of our time and Americans’ tax dollars,” said Ranking Member Hastings. “Instead of restoring American mustangs, let’s restore American jobs and put the horsepower back into our economy.”

Comparison Between Real Problems and Democrats’ Legislative Horseplay:

AMERICANS ARE HURTING…

DEMOCRATS FAIL TO ADDRESS REAL ISSUES IN AMERICA, INCLUDING:

  • 14.7 Million Jobless Americans
  • 9.5% Unemployment Rate
  • $1 Trillion Deficit – Highest in the History of the United States
  • 2 Million Jobs Lost Since Obama’s “Stimulus” Passed in February
  • Since January, Obama and Pelosi’s budget has increased spending by $2.6 trillion over the next ten years

…WHILE WILD HORSES ARE SMILING

DEMOCRATS NEW $700 MILLION WELFARE 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

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