Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Parts of President Obama's 647 page "2009 Stimulus Package" Bill

The House approved $819 billion The 244 to 188 vote was mostly along party lines, with 11 Democrats voting against the package.

-- $44 million for construction, repair and improvements at U.S. Department of Agriculture facilities;

-- $209 million for work on deferred maintenance at Agricultural Research Service facilities;

-- $245 million for maintaining and modernizing the IT system of the Farm Service Agency;

-- $50 million for "watershed rehabilitation";

-- $2.7 billion for rural-water and waste-disposal direct loans;

-- $1 billion for "periodic censuses and programs";

-- $650 million for digital-to-analog converter box program;

-- $624 million for Navy operation and maintenance; and

-- $79 billion in education funds for states.*

I side with the house republicans and the 11 democrats who voted against the bill. This package is coming from borrowed money. And heaven forbid it does not work. Then what? Borrow more money from. . .?

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