The law provides for tax rebates to low- and middle-income U.S. taxpayers, tax incentives to stimulate business investment, and an increase in the limits imposed on mortgages eligible for purchase by government-sponsored enterprises (e.g., Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac). The total cost of this bill was projected at $152 billion for 2008.
Ok, so the mortgage thing probably didn't help matters, no doubt about it. What is it about that particular bill that was pork?
I think the one you are looking for is this one, which may have been signed by Bush, but the majority of the money was doled out by Obama. Keep in mind that Obama also changed the rules repeatedly so he could use the funds as he saw fit.
OK, someone school me on why people are calling Obama, Barry.
Just to add to what others have said, he went by "Barry" up till college, when he met his militant buddies who convinced him that "Barrack" sounded more like a revolutionist and activist, which is what he was getting into at the time.
CHL holder and Conservative...AKA "Domestic Terrorist"