For those that are interested in what your Uncle Sam has been up too...
It is the "and for other purposes" that they can slip in pork.111TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION H. R. 1
Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure
investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the
unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for the fiscal year
ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.
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Page 147 is rather interesting, how would 335 million dollars in AIDS research stimulate the economy?
4) not less than $335,000,000 shall be used as
2 an additional amount to carry out domestic HIV/
3 AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually-transmitted diseases,
4 and tuberculosis prevention programs, as jointly de5
termined by the Secretary and the Director;