The stimulus bill vote is like...

The consequences of the stimulus bill will be with us for a long time, so we need analogies to efficiently explain the travesty of the way it was passed by the House of Representatives.

The 2009 Obama-Pelosi-Reid $787,000,000,000 ‘Porkulus' Bill was released by the Congressional Democrat leadership to all Congressional members at 11 p.m. Thursday evening, February 12, 2009, to be voted on the next day -- as the law of the land for all 300,000,000 Americans. 

It is 1,071 pages long. 

Even Democrats admit that no one has read most of, much less the entire, bill.  Portions of the 2009 ‘Porkulus' Bill consist of hand-written insertions, one of which raises the Democrat spending insanity by $50,000,000. 

The United States House of Representatives voted on and passed this bill around 4 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2009 (catch the significance of that date?), 15 hours after the members received the 1,071 page legal document.    

Okay, now,... here's the challenge...

Create a simple analogy so that your next door neighbor can understand what this means. 

For example...

Voting on this bill is like having your college professor waltz into class, hand you a 1,071-page textbook, and not only tell you the test on the entire book will be tomorrow, but that at least the next two years of your life will be determined by the grade you receive.

Or

Voting on this bill is like working in a widget factory and having the plant manager hand you a 1,071-page plan for completely re-tooling the entire operation,... and not only telling you that you have a mere 15 hours to digest the document and that you must either accept or reject the 1,071-page plan in its entirety, but that your future, your family's future, and the future of everyone who works for the company will be determined by your decision. 

There are undoubtedly many more analogies. Readers should feel free to post them in the comments section.

Have fun.
The consequences of the stimulus bill will be with us for a long time, so we need analogies to efficiently explain the travesty of the way it was passed by the House of Representatives.

The 2009 Obama-Pelosi-Reid $787,000,000,000 ‘Porkulus' Bill was released by the Congressional Democrat leadership to all Congressional members at 11 p.m. Thursday evening, February 12, 2009, to be voted on the next day -- as the law of the land for all 300,000,000 Americans. 

It is 1,071 pages long. 

Even Democrats admit that no one has read most of, much less the entire, bill.  Portions of the 2009 ‘Porkulus' Bill consist of hand-written insertions, one of which raises the Democrat spending insanity by $50,000,000. 

The United States House of Representatives voted on and passed this bill around 4 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2009 (catch the significance of that date?), 15 hours after the members received the 1,071 page legal document.    

Okay, now,... here's the challenge...

Create a simple analogy so that your next door neighbor can understand what this means. 

For example...

Voting on this bill is like having your college professor waltz into class, hand you a 1,071-page textbook, and not only tell you the test on the entire book will be tomorrow, but that at least the next two years of your life will be determined by the grade you receive.

Or

Voting on this bill is like working in a widget factory and having the plant manager hand you a 1,071-page plan for completely re-tooling the entire operation,... and not only telling you that you have a mere 15 hours to digest the document and that you must either accept or reject the 1,071-page plan in its entirety, but that your future, your family's future, and the future of everyone who works for the company will be determined by your decision. 

There are undoubtedly many more analogies. Readers should feel free to post them in the comments section.

Have fun.