Obama-messiah gives U.S. Jews $1 billion…


Well that’s awfully damned nice of Obama-messiah.


Since God apparently can’t take care of His “chosen ones” in an economic downturn, Obama will.


Oh…wait a minute…I forgot.  Obama thinks he is God.


Well, he gave the Palestinians just short of a billion dollars to rebuild Gaza.  So I guess he felt he owed the Jews one, too.


I wonder if the check he gives them will have little Jewish stars on them, with a note saying “Many thanks for your votes.  XOXOXO, Barry.”


— Spencer


Stimulus bill gives $1 billion to Jewish social service providers



February 17, 2009


WASHINGTON (JTA) — The economic stimulus bill enacted by President Obama will provide $1 billion to Jewish nursing homes and social service agencies, according to the United Jewish Communities.


The funds come from the $87 billion that the legislation allots for state Medicaid programs as a result of an increase in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage, or FMAP. An increase in FMAP was a top priority for UJC, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and other Jewish groups that lobbied for passage of the $787 billion bill signed Tuesday by Obama.


The federation system receives about 1.4 percent of total Medicaid funds, so it will get more than $1 billion of the $87 billion provided in the stimulus package.


Jewish groups advocated for a variety of forms of assistance to vulnerable populations that ended up in the final version of the legislation.


“By ensuring that people get the assistance the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will offer, we’re doing a tremendous service by helping the most vulnerable and looking out for their general well-being,” said Rabbi Steve Gutow, executive director of the JCPA.


William Daroff, vice president for public policy and director of United Jewish Communities’ Washington office, said the demand for social services has increased as the recession has worsened, and the supply of resources to fund those services “has been taxed to the limit.”


“The legislation signed into law today by President Obama will hopefully not only shorten the duration of the economic recession, but will also blunt its impact on those who have been devastatingly impacted by providing needed funds to social service agencies,” he said.


The Orthodox Union did not take a position on the bill but congratulated the president and Congress for its enactment and said “like all Americans, we hope and pray it will indeed spark an American economic recovery.”


O.U. public policy director Nathan Diament praised the legislation for its allocation of millions of dollars to fund educational services and students with disabilities — which are provided to private as well as public schools. But he noted “our continuing disappointment” that religious and other non-public schools were excluded from receiving money for the “green” school modernization program outlined in the legislation.


2 Responses to Obama-messiah gives U.S. Jews $1 billion…

  1. llabesab says:

    Correction: The Anointed One does not think he “is” God (Clinton would advise him on the meaning of “is”);The Anointed One “IS” God.

    No one has ever seen God’s Birth Certificate and no has seen the Certificate of Marriage of God’s parents. But, of course, everyone has seen the Pedigree Papers (read-Birth Certificate) of God’s pet dog. See how God-Like is our President!

  2. […] of dollars around, giving it away for everything from rebuilding Gaza to enriching the coffers of Jewish charities, you can hardly blame the rest of the world for wanting to get in on the US taxpayer largesse, can […]

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