Friday, February 13, 2009

Porky Tidbits In the Spendulus Plan

This isn't everything folks; just a little taste of the bacon.

$160 million to pay “volunteers” at the Corporation for National and Community Service.
$45 million dollars for the removal of fish pas.sage barriers.
$248 million to buy furniture for the Department of Homeland Security.
$25 Million shall be available for tribal alcohol and substance abuse drug reduction assistance grants
$150 million for “producers of livestock, honeybees, and farm-raised fish”
$50 million for habitat restoration and other water needs in the San Francisco Bay Area
$198 million to compensate Filipino World War II veterans
$125 Million for the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority
$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts
$650 Million for Digital Converter Box Program, coupons and converter box installation.
$1 billion for the Census Bureau
$40 Million to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for Operation of Indian Programs
$954 Million to carry out the immunization program
$15 billion for boosting Pell Grant college scholarships
$87 million for a polar icebreaking ship
$1.7 billion for the National Park System
$1 billion for community-development block grants
$4.2 billion for “neighborhood stabilization activities”
$650 Million to the Forrest Service for hazardous fuels reduction and hazard mitigation activities in areas at high risk of catastrophic wildfire
$545 Million for Indian Health Services
$100 Million for the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program
$850 million for Amtrak
$150 million for the Smithsonian
$300 million for energy-efficient-appliance rebate programs
$4 billion for job-training programs, including $1.2 billion for “youths” up to the age of 24
$55 million for Historic Preservation Fund
$7.6 billion for “rural community advancement programs”
$150 million for agricultural-commodity purchases
$1.368 Billion for grants or loans for energy retrofit and green investments in as.sisted housing
$1.5 Billion for NASA, Science, Aeronautics, Exploration, and Cross Agency support.
$198 Million for School Lunch Room EQUIPMENT
$ 9 Billion for ‘Broadband Technology Opportunities Program’
$1.256 Billion for NOAA, Operations, Research, Facilities, Acquisition, Construction and Management
$300 million for Violence against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs’,
$545 Million to carry out chronic disease, health promotion, and genomics programs
$60 Million to carry out environmental health programs
$50 Million to carry out injury prevention and control programs
$40 Million for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to carry out research activities within the National Occupational Research Agenda
$40, Million for the National Center for Health Statistics
$390 Million Dollars for the Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund
$600 Million Dollars for acquiring motor vehicles with higher fuel economy
$400 million for hybrid cars for state and local governments
$34 million to renovate the Department of Commerce headquarters
$500 million for improvement projects for National Institutes of Health facilities
$44 million for repairs to Department of Agriculture headquarters
$350 million for Agriculture Department computers
$88 million to help move the Public Health Service into a new building
$448 million for constructing a new Homeland Security Department headquarters
$200 Million to the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund Program
$200 Million for direct loans and grants for distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas
$6 billion for university building projects
$4.5 billion for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
$200 Million for developing and implementing a nationwide Integrated Wireless network supporting Federal law enforcement
$1.2 Billion for TSA procurement and installation of checked baggage explosives detection systems and checkpoint explosives detection equipment
$2 billion for renewable-energy research ($400 million for global-warming research)
$2 billion for a “clean coal” power plant in Illinois
$6.2 billion for the Weatherization As.sistance Program
$3.5 billion for energy-efficiency and conservation block grants
$3.4 billion for the State Energy Program
$200 million for state and local electric-transport projects
$1 billion for the manufacturing of advanced batteries
$1.5 billion for green-technology loan guarantees
$8 billion for innovative-technology loan-guarantee program
$2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects
$4.5 billion for electricity grid
$89 billion for Medicaid
$30 billion for COBRA insurance extension
$36 billion for expanded unemployment benefits
$20 billion for food stamps
$380 million in the Senate bill for the Women, Infants and Children program
$2 billion for federal child-care block grants
$79 billion for State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (for bailing out your local politicians overspending)
$145 billion for “Making Work Pay” tax credits
$83 billion for the earned income credit
(largely welfare now defined as a tax cut)


justin32099 said...

I think you need to learn what "pork barrel spending" is. It's not just "spending that I don't like." Medicaid is pork? Tax cuts? Unemployment benefits? The census?

Mad Mom said...

Point taken, justin. The real title should be "Non- Stimulatory Tidbits in the Spendulus Plan". Or perhaps "No Bang for the Buck Spendulus Plan". End result is the same, whatever you choose to call it, my friend.

Jason said...

OMG what planet are these people living on. They past a bill they didn't even read. It is supposed to be an economic stimulus package. President Obama said "There are no earmarks in the stimulus package" Most of these items have been floating around for years. It looks like Congress completely dumped their wish list in this bill. I hope you don't mind I am going to copy paste your list and send it to my friends. Some of them actually think this bill is going to help. I will send them the link to your site.

Emily said...

Obama and the Democrats are brilliant! They "work ahead" through the end of 2008, settle quickly into office, and then throw all of the miscellaneous spending requests into one huge "stimulus" package. People on the street are still glassy-eyed from the "Yes we can" campaign to think that maybe it isn't in our best interest. Boom, there goes your children's country.

undertaker said...

Remember, that list is where they "Say" it will go. As that money is doled out, there will be millions for which they will not be able to account. UNLESS, we demand an accounting and progress reports as it is being spent. They have written themselves a blank check and we are paying that bill, our children will be paying it, and their children. I, for one, am going to become their volunteer auditor, whether they like it or not. Join in the fun! You contact your representative in a month or two and demand an accounting. Then do it again and again.