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Old 01-28-2009, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Specifically what is the money going to be spent on?

Obama told me, and you, to check http://recovery.gov/ to see how the money is going to be spend but ...



how refreshing we (the taxpayers) have to give the g'ment $875 billion w/o u telling us how you plan to spend it. WTF Obama I though you were supposed to bring transparency.

$21 million to sod the National Mall,
$50 million to fund the National Endowment of the Arts
$650 million for digital TV coupons.

I heard that $500 mil was going to go to studying global warming, WTF.

This current stimulus package proposed by the Democratic leadership in Congress is full of pork and earmarks that appear to be currying political favor rather than creating jobs. What do contraceptives and funding for ACORN have to do with stimulating the economy?

School construction is also being touted as a major benefit, but only $14 billion of the $100 billion in education spending is for building new elementary and secondary schools —­­­ which is a state and local responsibility anyway.

$200 million to rehabilitate the National Mall a crucial way to stimulate the U.S. economy?
How about $276 million to fix the computer systems at the State Department?
And what about $650 million to repair dilapidated Forest Service facilities?

$87 billion package to help states with Medicaid costs that would allow states to expand their family planning services. Leaving a White House meeting with Obama on Friday, Boehner said, "How can you spend hundreds of millions of dollars on contraceptives? How does that stimulate the economy?"

The General Services Administration would get $600 million to replace its older fleet of vehicles with new alternative-fuel cars and trucks.

The Democratic plan took a hit when the Congressional Budget Office estimated that only 7 percent of infrastructure money would make its way into the economy by the end of the year, and only 38 percent would be spent by the end of the 2010 fiscal year. Obama's new White House budget director, Peter Orszag, disputed the findings, saying 75 percent of the money would be spent by fiscal 2010.

$44 million for repairs at the Agriculture Department headquarters in Washington.

$360 million for new child care centers at military bases.

$1.8 billion to repair National Park Service facilities.

$2.5 billion to upgrade low-income housing.

$400 million for NASA scientists to conduct climate change research.

$6.7 billion to renovate and improve energy efficiency at federal buildings. (changing the lightbulbs)

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do you pay us taxes to2988?
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do you pay us taxes to2988?
2 things are certain in life, death and taxes.

I payed for sales tax in the U.S. for 6 years and every year I go back. When I stay in a hotel, I pay taxes, pay for a fight, taxes. I also payed income tax for 3 months until I realized I can make more money doing lawn work/painting/washing cars.
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$2 billion for carbon capturing

the "stimulus" adds $9,000 of debt to mortgages

The interest of the stimulus is $375 billion



inflation anyone?

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