Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What's in the Porkulus Monster?

Here's Some of What's in The So-Called "Stimulus" (A complete breakdown here):
$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts
$380 million in the Senate bill for the Women, Infants and Children welfare program
$300 million for grants to combat "violence against women"
$2 billion for federal child-care block grants
$6 billion for university building projects
$15 billion added to Pell Grant college scholarships
$4 billion for job-training programs, including $1.2 billion for "youths"
$1 billion for community-development block grants
$4.2 billion for "neighborhood stabilization activities" (funds for ACORN and other radical groups)
$650 million for digital-TV coupons
$90 million to educate "vulnerable populations" (more money for radical activists non-profits, such as ACORN)
$83 billion for the earned income credit (which are just "tax refund" payments to people who don't pay taxes)
$150 million for the Smithsonian
$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
$600 million to convert the federal auto fleet to hybrids
$450 million for NASA (for "climate-research missions")
$600 million for NOAA (for "climate modeling")
$1 billion for the Census Bureau
$89 billion for Medicaid
$30 billion for COBRA insurance extension
$36 billion for expanded unemployment benefits
$20 billion for food stamps
$850 million for Amtrak
$87 million for a polar icebreaking ship
$1.7 billion for the National Park System
$55 million for Historic Preservation Fund
$7.6 billion for "rural community advancement programs"
$150 million for agricultural-commodity purchases
$150 million for "producers of livestock, honeybees, and farm-raised fish"
$2 billion for renewable-energy research ($400 million of which is for global-warming research)
$2 billion for a "clean coal" power plant in Illinois
$6.2 billion for the Weatherization Assistance 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
$300 million for energy-efficient-appliance rebate programs
$400 million for hybrid cars for state and local governments
$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
$79 billion for State Fiscal Stabilization Fund

Adding all of the above up, that's just $420 billion, 926 million of it.

This will not help the economy. This will further destroy our economy. This is a massive transfer of wealth from citizens and businesses to government, labor unions, and far-left non-profit organizations. The legislation also effectively repeals welfare reform, the single most successful domestic policy of the 1990s.

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