Spending In the Stimulus Bill

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  1. Dragoon68

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    Oink, oink, oink!

    Jamie Dupree's List of Spending In the Stimulus Bill

    $24 million for construction and repairs to US Department of Agriculture facilities
    $22.5 million for the USDA Inspector General for oversight on the stimulus bill
    $176 million for deferred maintenance on US Agricultural Research Service facilities
    $50 million to modernize and maintain the IT system of the Farm Service Agency
    $290 million for "Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations"
    $50 million for "Wastershed Rehabiliation Program"
    $1 billion for rural housing direct loans
    $10.4 billion for rural housing guaranteed loans
    $2.5 billion for rural distance learning, telemedicine and broadband
    $100 million in grants for National School Lunch Program equipment assistance
    $150 million in agricultural commodity assistance
    $1 billion for the Census Bureau
    $4.7 billion for "Broadband Technology Opportunities Program" which includes $350 million for the
    development of a "broadband inventory map"
    $650 million for Digital TV converter box program
    $220 million for Scientific research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
    $360 million for Construction of scientific research facilities
    $230 million in extra budget money for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    $600 million for NOAA "Procurement, Acquisition and Construction"
    $225 million in grants for programs to combat violence against women
    $2 billion in state and local law enforcement assistance grants
    $225 million in grants to improve the criminal justice system
    $225 million in law enforcement assistance to Indian Tribes
    $100 million for the "office for Victims of Crime"
    $125 million in law enforcement assistance for rural areas
    $50 million in state and local grants to combat internet crime against kids
    $1 billion for the COPS program
    $400 million in operations budget money for NASA
    $150 million for "Aeronautics" at NASA
    $400 million for "Exploration" at NASA
    $2.5 billion for research at the National Science Foundation
    $100 million for NSF "Education and Human Resources"
    $400 million for NSF "Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction"
    $1.4 billion in Army "Operation and Maintenance"
    $657 million in Navy "Operation and Maintenance"
    $113 million in Marine Corps "Operation and Maintenance"
    $1.09 billion for Air Force "Operation and Maintenance"
    $98 million for Army Reserve "Operation and Maintenance"
    $55 million for Navy Reserve "Operation and Maintenance"
    $39 million in Marine Corps Reserve "Operation and Maintenance"
    $13 million for Air Force Reserve "Operation and Maintenance"
    $266 million for Army National Guard "Operation and Maintenance"
    $25 million for Air National Guard "Operation and Maintenance"
    $75 million each for Army, Navy, Air Force "Research, Development, Test and Evaluation"
    $400 million for "Defense Health Program"
    $2 billion for Army Corps of Engineers construction
    $375 million for Army Corps projects on the Mississippi and tributaries
    $2.07 billion for Army Corps of Engineers "Operation and Maintenance"
    $100 million for "Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program"
    $1 billion for Interior Department "Water and Related Resources"
    $50 million for Central Utah Project Completion Act
    $50 million for California Bay-Delta Restoration Act
    $10 million to inspect canals in urban areas
    $16.8 billion for Energy Department, "Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy"
    $5 billion of that goes for "Weatherization Assistance"
    $4.5 billion to improve the nation's electricity grid
    $3.4 billion for "Fossil Energy Research and Development"
    $483 million for "Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup"
    $390 million for "Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund"
    $1.6 billion for "Science"
    $6 billion "Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program"
    $5.12 billion for "Defense Environmental Cleanup"
    $7 million for oversight of "Making Work Pay" tax credits and payments in this bill
    $80 million to implement health insurance tax credit plan
    $5.5 billion for the "Federal Buildings Fund"
    $300 million to buy energy efficient vehicles for the federal government
    $200 million to consolidate the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters
    $100 million for hi tech border security technology along the Mexican border
    $420 million for construction of US Customs land border ports of entry
    $20 million for tactical communications equipment for immigration enforcement
    $1 billion for Aviation Security (explosive detection equipment)
    $98 million for improvements to Coast Guard shore facilities
    $142 million for "Alteration of Bridges"
    $150 million in FEMA Public Transportation Security Assistance grants
    $150 million for Port Security Grants
    $210 million in grants to upgrade non-Federal fire stations
    $125 million for Bureau of Land Management activities
    $180 million for Bureau of Land Management construction
    $15 million for Wildland Fire Management
    $165 million for Fish and Wildlife Service deferred maintenance
    $115 million for Fish and Wildlife Service construction projects
    $15 million for preservation at Historically Black Colleges
    $589 million for National Park System construction
    $140 million for repair and restoration of US Geological Survey facilities
    $450 million for Bureau of Indian Affairs construction
    $600 million for EPA Superfund program
    $200 million for Leaking Underground Storage Tank program
    $4 billion in Clean Water grants
    $2 billion for safe drinking water projects
    $300 million for "Diesel Emission Reduction Act grants"
    $650 million in US Forest Service "Capital Improvement and Maintenance"
    $500 million for Wildland Fire Management
    $85 million for Indian Health Services
    $415 million for Indian Health Facilities construction projects
    $25 million for repairs on Smithsonian Institution facilities
    $50 million for National Endowment for the Arts to help preserve jobs in the non-profit arts sector
    $3.95 billion in worker training and employment services
    $400 million in state unemployment insurance funding
    $80 million for enforcement of worker protection laws
    $250 million for construction of Job Corps Centers
    $500 million in grants to health care centers
    $1.5 billion for health information technology systems
    $500 million to address health professions workforce shortages
    $1.3 billion for National Institutes of Health research resources
    $7.4 billion for Office of the Director, NIH
    $500 million for high priority construction at NIH
    $700 million for comparative effectiveness research
    $2 billion in low income child care assistance
    $1 billion in funding for Head Start
    $1.1 billion for expansion of Early Head Start
    $1 billion for Community Services Block Grant Act
    $2 billion for Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology
    $300 million for CDC childhood immunization programs
    $650 million for community-based prevention and wellness strategies
    $50 million in grants to states for infections reduction strategies
    $13 billion in Title I education funding
    $720 million in school improvement grants
    $200 million in "Innovation and Improvement" education grants
    $12.2 billion in Special Education funding
    $15.8 billion in student financial assistance money
    $89 million in AmeriCorps awards money
    $500 million to replace the National Computer Center for Social Security
    $500 million to process disability and retirement claims
    $180 million in Army Military Construction
    $280 million in Navy and Marine Corps Military Construction
    $180 million in Air Force Military Construction funds
    $1.33 billion to build military hospitals
    $120 million for military energy conservation programs
    $50 million for Army National Guard Military Construction
    $50 million for Air National Guard Military Construction
    $34 million for Army family housing construction
    $80 million for Air Force family housing construction
    $555 million for "Homeowners Assistance Fund"
    $1 billion for Veterans Affairs medical facilities
    $50 million for National Cemetery Administration
    $150 million to hire temporary VA claims processors
    $50 million for VA Information Technology Systems
    $150 million in grants to build state extended care facilities
    $90 million for passport and training functions facilities
    $290 million for State Department IT security upgrades
    $1.5 billion in surface transportation infrastructure
    $200 million for FAA infrastructure projects
    $1.1 billion in airport grants
    $27.5 billion in railroad and port infrastructure investments
    $105 million for Puerto Rico highway program
    $60 million in competitive transportation grants to states
    $550 million for transportation on Indian reservations
    $8 billion for high speed rail
    $1.3 billion for Amtrak
    $6.9 billion in mass transit capital assistance
    $100 million in discretionary grants to public transit agencies
    $750 million for mass transit rail improvements
    $4 billion in "Public Housing Capital Fund"
    $510 million in Native American Housing Block Grants
    $1 billion in Community Development Grants
    $2 billion in emergency aid for the redevelopment of foreclosed homes
    $2.25 billion for low-income housing tax credit projects
    $1.5 billion in a homelessness prvention fund
     
  2. JustChristian

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    I believe it's spending that's required to re-start the economy. Spending on war which produces nothing isn't useful but spending on infrastructure projects is useful.
     
  3. LeBuick

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    I just hope it is enough...
     
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    How does 35 million toward the saving the salt marsh urban mouse stimulate the economy?
     
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    How much has the zero spent on war ?
     
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    First of all, they are going to tell you that 35 million is a drop in the hat and nothing to be concerned about. Personally I don't have 35 million to toss around, but maybe they do?

    Anyway, I would think that if we let the salt marsh urban mouse die off that we could stimulate the economy quite well. We'd have to employ a bunch of environmentalists to do surveys about the impact. We would also have to employ more police to deal with the wackos that will protest and riot over the unfair treatment of the salt marsh urban mouse. We might have to employ some people to deal with the abundance of vegetation that will be around since it won't be eaten by the mouse. It's possible that we could need some folks to deal with the starving cats as well... :laugh:
     
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    Another twisting of the facts...

    The $35 million is for wetland restoration in the San Francisco Bay Area which so happens to include Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse. In fact that is just a small part of the project. Anything to criticize.
     
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    That pig ain't never gonna fly. I hope the Dems are happy that they have sacrificed our grand-children's future on the altar of today.
     
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    Just stop. I twisted nothing. Apparently you do not understand the definition of twisting the facts. Anyway that is the common talking points excuse "this is only a small part" as if that dismisses anything. And by the way 35 million is not small on any level.
     
  10. LeBuick

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    The $35 Million is not exclusively for the salt marsh urban mouse as you imply. That is twisting of facts.

    In my view, the truth about this bill is ugly so there really is no reason to distort the facts.
     
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    Of course not Pelosi would never obtain an earmark that is exclusively for a mouse. :rolleyes:
     
  12. JamieinNH

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    Hate to tell you but our grand children have been saddled with a debt they can't pay for many years already...

    Without going into the he said she said argument of past about the Iraq war and whether it was right/wrong. The spending we have done there has put our grand kids into a debt they can't repay.

    This stimlus bill, although flawed and over all bad in my opinion hasn't done anything but add to the layer or debt our grand kids had, it didn't create it.
     
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    For what its worth, much of the spending on the war is for A) wages for our Gi's, who send the money home to their wives; B) Supplies produced by US companies who employ Americians...

    BTW, the War for the past 8 years has cost less then this silly package SEE BIASED LINK
     
  14. LeBuick

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    That's not true, the bulk of what we spent on the wars went to rebuilding Iraqi infrastructure and all the civilian contractors in association with the rebuilding...

    We would be paying the GI's wages no matter where they are stationed so that is no additional cost.
     
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    First many Gi"s are Reserve and National Guard,and stop loss who would not be serving if there was not war. Second, those GI's are receiving additional pay and allowance for being in a combat zone. BTW they pay no taxes in a combat zone.

    But you are making my point. You do not like all the spending in Iraq. Likewise we conservatives do not like all that wasteful spending of the the so called stimulus package.

    First the Federal Govt job is to protect me from others, not from myself. Second, I am a strong 10th amendment man. Unless spending can meet both qualifications, any money the Feds are spending is unconstitutional. Oh, thats right, you all have thrown that out the window.
     
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    Combat zone pay is $225.00/mo so I don't think that is running up the cost. Do you know what the civilians from Haliburton are making for being there? A whole lot more than the soldiers.

    Yes, but if we are to spend to rebuild a nation, don't you think we should rebuild the mother land before we do another country?
     
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    My point wasn't whether or not the war or this bill created job or helped the economy.

    My point was we have already saddled our grand kids with a debt they can't pay.

    It doesn't matter if it's "good" debt or "bad" debt, the other user said this bill was something that our grand kids would end of paying for, and I merely suggested that we already had that, that is just in addition too it.

    BTW, I am firm believer that 'unnatural' debt of any kind of bad.. For me, my church or this country. I say unnatural because there are times when debt is needed (building a church, buying a house, etc.) But for the most part debt is bad.
     
  18. ray Marshall

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    The stimulus bill like the one that was voted on and passed before George Bush was in the greatest interest of the powers that be hatched long before we was ever informed by our Government. There will be others just as these two have been voted on by our congressmen. If truth was told these bill was passed long before we ever got any information of them. I will say, just watch and learn the rich of this earth swallowing us with stupid, ideals that "Were Looking out for your benefit." These things have already been taken care of by our traitors to this nation. Things are happening fast and we don't realize the depth of whats coming to us. These things are to have us citizens under dictatorship. Who ever heard of such foolishness of how "Global warming is going to kill all of us off." What trickery.
    Just keep this in mind, "What ever happens in Government, was meant to be." Listen daily of what great fear is about to get us. Keep'en in fear and stupid.
     

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