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: I gotcher stimulus package right here....

01-29-2009, 11:58 AM
From another website:

As of this date, here is the stimulus package that the Barry O admin would like to present:

$44 m. for construction, repair and improvements at US Department of Agriculture facilties

$209 m. for work on deferred maintenance at Agricultural Research Service facilities

$245 m. for maintaining and modernizing the IT system of the Farm Service Agency

$175 m. to buy and restore floodplain easements for flood prevention

$50 m. for "Watershed Rehabilitation"

$1.1 b. for rural community facilities direct loans

$2 b. for rural business and industry guaranteed loans

$2.7 b. for rural water and waste disposal direct loans

$22.1 b. for rural housing insurance fund loans

$2.8 b. for loans to spur rural broadband

$150 m. for emergency food assistance

$50 m. for regional economic development commissions

$1 b. for "Periodic Censuses and Programs"

$350 m. for State Broadband Data and Development Grants

$1.8 b. for Rural Broadband Deployment Grants

$1 b. for Rural Wireless Deployment Grants

$650 m. for Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Program

$100 m. for "Scientific and Technical Research and Services" at the National Institute of Standards And Technology

$30 m. for necessary expenses of the "Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership"

$300 m. for a competitive construction grant program for research science buildings

$400 m. for "habitat restoration and mitigation activities" at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

$600 m. for "accelerating satellite development and acquisition"

$140 m. for "climate data modeling"

$3 b. for state and local law enforcement grants

$1 b. for "Community Oriented Policing Services"

$250 m. for "accelerating the development of the tier 1 set of Earth science climate research missions recommended by the National Academies Decadal Survey."

$50 m. for repairs to NASA facilities from storm damage

$300 m. for "Major Research Instrumentation program" (science)

$200 m. for "academic research facilities modernization"

$100 m. for "Education and Human Resources"

$400 m. for "Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction"

$4.5 b. to make military facilities more energy efficient

$1.5 b. for Army Operation and Maintenance fund

$624 m. for Navy Operation and Maintenance

$128 m. for Marine Corps Operation and Maintenance

$1.23 b. for Air Force Operation and Maintenance

$454 m. to "Defense Health Program"

$110 m. for Army Reserve Operation and Maintenance

$62 m. for Navy Reserve Operation and Maintenance

$45 m. for Marine Corps Reserve Operation and Maintenance

$14 m. for Air Force Reserve Operation and Maintenance

$302 m. for National Guard Operation and Maintenance

$29 m, for Air National Guard Operation and Maintenance

$350 m, for military energy research and development programs

$2 b, for Army Corps of Engineers "Construction"

$250 m, for "Mississippi River and Tributaries"

$2.2 b, for Army Corps "Operation and Maintenance"

$25 m, for an Army Corps "Regulatory Program"

$126 m. for Interior Department "water reclamation and reuse projects"

$80 m. for "rural water projects"

$18.5 b. for "Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy" research in the Department of Energy. That money includes:

$2 b. for development of advanced batteries

$800 m. of that is for biomass research and $400 million for geothermal technologies

$1 b. in grants to "institutional entities for energy sustainability and efficiency"

$6.2 b. for the Weatherization Assistance Program

$3.5 b. for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants

$3.4 b. for state energy programs

$200 m. for expenses to implement energy independence programs

$300 m. for expenses to implement Energy efficient appliance rebate programs including the Energy Star program

$400 m. for expenses to implement Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Grants to States and Local Governments

$1 b. for expenses necessary for advanced battery manufacturing

$4.5 b. to modernize the nation's electricity grid

$1 b. for the Advanced Battery Loan Guarantee Program

$2.4 b. to demonstrate "carbon capture and sequestration technologies"

$400 m. for the Advanced Research Projects Agency (Science)

$500 m. for "Defense Environmental Cleanup"

$1 b. for construction and repair of border facilities and land ports of entry

$6 b. for energy efficiency projects on government buildings

$600 m. to buy and lease government plug-in and alternative fuel vehicles

$426 m. in small business loans

$100 m. for "non-intrusive detection technology to be deployed at sea ports of entry

$150 m. for repair and construction at land border ports of entry

$500 m. for explosive detection systems for aviation security

$150 m. for alteration or removal of obstructive bridges

$200 m. for FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter program

$325 m. for Interior Department road, bridge and trail repair projects

$300 m. for road and bridge work in Wildlife Refuges and Fish Hatcheries

$1.7 b. for "critical deferred maintenance" in the National Park System

$200 m. to revitalize the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

$100 m. for National Park Service Centennial Challenge programs

$200 m. for repair of U.S. Geological Survey facilities

$500 m. for repair and replacement of schools, jails, roads, bridges, housing and more for Bureau of Indian Affairs

$800 m. for Superfund programs

$200 m. for leaking underground storage tank cleanup

$8.4 b. in "State and Tribal Assistance Grants"

$650 m. in "Capital Improvement and Maintenance" at the Agriculture Dept.

$850 m. for "Wildland Fire Management"

$550 m. for Indian Health facilties

$150 m. for deferred maintenance at the Smithsonian museums

$50 m. in grants to fund "arts projects and activities which preserve jobs in the non-profit arts sector threatened by declines in philanthropic and other support during the current economic downturn" through the National Endowment for the Arts

$1.2 b. in grants to states for youth summer jobs programs and other activities

$1 b. for states in dislocated worker employment and training activities

$500 m. for the dislocated workers assistance national reserve

$80 m. for the enforcement of worker protection laws and regulations related to infrastructure and unemployment insurance investments

$300 m. for "construction, rehabilitation and acquisition of Job Corps Centers"

$250 m. for public health centers

$1 b. for renovation and repair of health centers

$600 m. for nurse, physician and dentist training

$462 m. for renovation work at the Centers for Disease Control

$1.5 b. for "National Center for Research Resources"

$500 m. for "Buildlings and Facilties" at the National Institutes of Health in suburban Washington, D.C.

$700 m. for "comparative effectiveness research" on prescription drugs

$1 b. for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance

$2 b. in Child Care and Development Block Grants for states

$1 b. for Head Start programs

$1.1 b. for Early Head Start programs

$100 m. for Social Security research programs

$200 m. for "Aging Services Programs"

$2 b. for "Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology"

$430 m. for public health/social services emergency funds

$2.3 b. for the Centers for Disease Control for a variety of programs

$5.5 b. in targeted education grants

$5.5 b. in "education finance incentive grants"

$2 b. in "school improvement grants"

$13.6 b. for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

$250 m. for statewide education data systems

$14 b. for school modernization, renovation and repair

$160 m. for AmeriCorps grants

$400 m. for the construction and costs to establish a new "National Computer Center" for the Social Security Administration

$500 m. to improve processing of disability and retirement claims

$920 m. for Army housing and child development centers

$350 m. for Navy and Marine Corps housing and child development centers

$280 m. in Air Force housing and child development centers

$3.75 b. in military hospital and surgery center construction

$140 m. in Army National Guard construction projects

$70 m. in Air National Guard construction projects

$100 m. in Army Reserve construction projects

$30 m. in Navy Reserve construction projects

$60 m. in Air Force Reserve construction projects

$950 m. for VA Medical Facilities

$50 m. for repairs for military cemeteries

$120 m. for a backup information management facility for the State Department

$98 m. for National Cybersecurity Initiative

$3 b. for "Grants-in-Aid for Airports"

$300 m. for Indian Reservation roads

$300 m. for Amtrak capital needs

$800 m. for national railroad assets or infrastructure repairs, upgrades

$5.4 b. in federal transit grants

$2 b. in infrastructure development for subways and commuter railways

$5 b. for public housing capital

$1 b. in competitive housing grants

$2.5 b. for energy efficiency upgrades in public housing

$500 m. in Native American Housing Block Grants

$4.1 b. to help communities deal with foreclosed homes

$1.5 b. in homeless prevention activities

$79 b. in education funds for states


So the republicans lent $350 billion to the right people but didn't hold them accountable....now the demoncratic (spelling intentional) house wants to lend $300+ billion for projects that will have ZERO impact on economic stimulus...except to put us into FURTHER debt to the rest of the world with no demonstrable improvement for us.

When BHO said he was going to "change" things, is this what he meant? God help us all if it is..............:rolleyes:


Steve Amrein
01-29-2009, 12:15 PM
I look back at everything in my life and what I have accomplished so far and realize its been a waste. Instead of building my meager little company I should have become a lobbyist or at least a contractor for all of these pork projects.

01-29-2009, 01:49 PM
No doubts now, they are smoking crack!

Uncle Bill
02-03-2009, 04:15 PM
This is the stuff that worrys me the most. I have no doubt the leftists will pass some form of a "stimulus" bill, which we know is a misnomer. It's pure payback for all the Democrats spam for many years past. But the immigration part of it is incredulous...even for a Democrat. Do they need to buy so many additional voters that they can ignore their oath to protect the Constitutuion? How insanely ignorant has this countries inhabitants become that they can't see what's happening to their nation? It really is all about the 'ice cream.


Stimulus': Your Money for Illegals, Welfare Recipients, Arts, and Sex
Just how outrageous is this shameful $819 billion stimulus?
For starters — and this will shock you — both the House and the Senate programs have a loophole that even gives illegal aliens cash payouts.
Here’s how The Associated Press explained it: “Undocumented immigrants who are not eligible for a Social Security number can file tax returns with an alternative number. A House-passed version of the economic recovery bill, and one making its way through the Senate, would allow anyone with such a number, called an individual taxpayer identification number (TIN), to qualify for the tax credits.”
In case you didn’t know it, any illegal can get a TIN number from Social Security, no questions asked.
This means illegals who broke the law to get here will be eligible immediately for federal cash — up to $1,000!
It gets worse. Let me detail for you some facts from the “stimulus”:

More than $4 billion is earmarked for "neighborhood stabilization activities" — money that will go to groups like ACORN, which worked closely with the Obama campaign, the same group accused of massive voter fraud.
Almost half of the proposed spending will directly benefit the Service Employees International Union, federal, state, and municipal employee unions, or other Democratic-controlled unions, according to writer Ben Stein.
$600 million goes for news cars for top government bureaucrats.
Obama promised major infrastructure projects — yet only 5 percent of all the money goes for this.
$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts.
$75 million to fund anti-smoking programs.
$650 million for the switch from analog television to digital.
$335 million to help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
$600 million for “climate change” research programs. This is just a small part of the long laundry list of trivial, weird, and simply outrageous programs being funded in the Obama stimulus bill, which goes on for 680 pages — so long no one in the House was believed to have read it before voting for it!
Just to show you the tremendous waste, there is so much money appropriated in this bill you could give every unemployed person in the nation a check for $75,000 for the amount being spent.

02-03-2009, 06:59 PM
But the immigration part of it is incredulous...even for a Democrat. Do they need to buy so many additional voters that they can ignore their oath to protect the Constitutuion? How insanely ignorant has this countries inhabitants become that they can't see what's happening to their nation? >

This is the way I see it. We may have reached the point of no return as you, I and most here on RTF are now the minority. Our leaders, for decades have not secured our boarders. As much pandering as the Republicans and Democrats have done to the Hispanic legals and illegals, they will vote heavily for the Dems. Pres. Raegan's Amnisty for illegals created the flood. Both Bushs and Clinton hid from the problem. Neither party wanted to lose the Hispanic vote, so our career politicians sold us out! With the new liberal administration, anything is possible. Just look at the Stimulus Bill before the Republicans got a hold of it. It's still a very bad bill but, better than it was. Now, they want to open borders and financially support them! We have a bunch of bums trying to play government. The first thing we really need to do to stimulate our economy is demand eight year term limits. What else can the average guy do?

02-04-2009, 11:30 AM
One thing that really gets me is that while some of this is very worthy, most of the money allocated will go to the usual government waste on these projects. Anything the government buy, builds, or contracts is ALWAYS over paid for by huge margins. Pick a project and if they are listing 500 million for it the actual cost is really going to be 250 million with the other 250 million being wasted or over paid. It is much the same in medicine, some products I could pick up at Wal Mart at a cost of $10 cost me $50 because they are “approved” for medical use. Exact same product, different label and market.
People see "medical" "scientific" or "governent" and the price goes up $$$$$$