Sunday, January 18, 2009

ReadTheStimulus.org

There is a new site that has been created in order for all of us to have access this so-called economic recovery bill. The name of it is 'Read the Stimulus.org'. I am going to write down all the dollar amounts I can find so as to save you the trouble. Feel free, however, to read this yourself. They need several more people to help them manually read this 334 page behemoth bill!

TITLE I - GENERAL PROVISIONS.
A seven person board shall be set up by the president to oversee the money. Oivey. No dollar amount.

Page 2.
Clean, Efficient, American Energy: (This is to supposedly to create jobs.)
$34 billion to transform the nation’s energy transmission, distribution, and production systems.
$16 billion to repair public housing and make key energy efficiency retrofits.
$6 billion to weatherize modest-income homes.

Transform our Economy with Science and Technology: (Apparently, the gov't thinks they can do broadband better than we can. For each scientist they can put back to work to come up with a way to get all businesses working in the global economy, they think this will help. Huh?)
$10 billion for science facilities, research, and instrumentation.
$6 billion to expand broadband internet access so businesses in rural and other underserved areas can link up to the global economy.
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Sub-total: $72 billion.

Page 3.
Modernize Roads, Bridges, Transit and Waterways:
$30 billion in transportation, of which $30 billion is for highway construction.
$31 billion to modernize federal and other public infrastructure.
$19 billion for clean water, flood control, and environmental restoration investments.
$10 billion for transit and rail.
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$90 billion.

Education for the 21st Century: (To give money to renovate schools. Teachers unions payback?)
$41 billion to local school districts through Title I ($13 billion), IDEA ($13 billion), a new School Modernization and Repair Program ($14 billion), and the Education Technology program ($1 billion).
$79 billion: state fiscal relief, $39 billion to local school districts, $15 billion to states as bonus grants, and $25 billion to states for other high priority needs.
$15.6 billion to increase the PELL grant by $500.
$6 billion for higher education modernization.
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$132.6 billion.

Lower Healthcare Costs: Computerize our health care. (Against our will.)
$2 billion in this bill, and $20 billion overall, for health information technology.
$4.1 billion - preventative care & evaluate the most effective health care treatments.
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$26.1 billion.
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Sub-total: $248.7 billion.
Total sub-total: $320.7 billion.

Help Workers Hurt by the Economy:
The bill provides $4 billion for state
and local law enforcement.
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Total subtotal: 324.7 billion.

Oh my. It appears I do not have all the 334 pages. Grr. These are the titles of each massive government so-called stimulus package, except most of the money is government money for government money.

TITLE II—AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION, AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
TITLE III—COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE
Subtitle A—Commerce
Subtitle B—Justice
Subtitle C—Science
TITLE IV—DEFENSE
TITLE V—ENERGY AND WATER
TITLE VI—FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT
Subtitle A—General Services
Subtitle B—Small Business
TITLE VII—HOMELAND SECURITY
TITLE VIII—INTERIOR AND ENVIRONMENT
TITLE IX—LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION
Subtitle A—Labor
Subtitle B—Health and Human Services
Subtitle C—Education
Subtitle D—Other Agencies
TITLE X—MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
TITLE XI—STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS
TITLE XII—TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
TITLE XIII—STATE STABILIZATION FUND

If you can find a better way to find how much they are spending money our money, please go to Read The Stimulus. Thanks. Have a nice day.

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