Stimulus Package proposed as of 02/04/09

I know things change on a daily basis, but this is the proposed stimulus package as of a couple of days ago. What I want to know is WHERE is the PEOPLE’S BAILOUT? See any waste? See anything
for immediate relief? If you do, let me know! I hope and pray Obama will be the man he proclaimed, but would surely love some help now and not towards the end of the year, or simply for those in Unions. The union heavily backed Obama so I know he owes that debt, but what of the millions of individuals who aren’t union members? Please share you opinion with others while I keep praying for families – and particularly those with children. I would also like to know how California got in debt to the tune of over $40 billion dollars! Anyone know? Government here is cutting mental health programs, police officers, school and city funds and firemen! That’s NOT for the people in my book.
Take a breath now:
• $2 billion earmark to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero emissions coal power plant in Illinois that the Department of Energy defunded last year because it said the project was inefficient.

• A $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film.

• $650 million for the digital television converter box coupon program.

• $88 million for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker (arctic ship).

• $448 million for constructing the Department of Homeland Security headquarters.

• $248 million for furniture at the new Homeland Security headquarters.

• $600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees.

• $400 million for the Centers for Disease Control to screen and prevent STD’s.

• $1.4 billion for rural waste disposal programs.
Don’t Miss

• $125 million for the Washington sewer system.

• $150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities.

• $1 billion for the 2010 Census, which has a projected cost overrun of $3 billion.

• $75 million for “smoking cessation activities.”

• $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges.

• $75 million for salaries of employees at the FBI.

• $25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction.

• $500 million for flood reduction projects on the Mississippi River.

• $10 million to inspect canals in urban areas.

• $6 billion to turn federal buildings into “green” buildings.

• $500 million for state and local fire stations.

• $650 million for wildland fire management on forest service lands.

• $1.2 billion for “youth activities,” including youth summer job programs.

• $88 million for renovating the headquarters of the Public Health Service.

• $412 million for CDC buildings and property.

• $500 million for building and repairing National Institutes of Health facilities in Bethesda, Maryland.

• $160 million for “paid volunteers” at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

• $5.5 million for “energy efficiency initiatives” at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration.

• $850 million for Amtrak.

• $100 million for reducing the hazard of lead-based paint.

• $75 million to construct a “security training” facility for State Department Security officers when they can be trained at existing facilities of other agencies.

• $110 million to the Farm Service Agency to upgrade computer systems.

• $200 million in funding for the lease of alternative energy vehicles for use on military installations.

8 Responses to “Stimulus Package proposed as of 02/04/09”

  1. arturoafc54 Says:

    I sure hope you mean 2009…

  2. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Thank you! My fingers were flying and I didn’t proof this post! I shall change it right now…thanks again!

  3. Richard Says:

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  4. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Hi Richard, REALLY appreciate your accolades about my blog. It’s so much fun to do and I love writing and love people.
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  5. Bharathi Says:

    Hi Marsha,

    Thousands of miles away from where you are, I sit here, totally on the edge thinking what will happen next week. Will I lose my job? and then what? Cant believe that recession is at my doorstep. guess, thats the price we pay for be a part of the global economy. Your blog entrey, especially the lines from Gregg Chapman were very soothing. Otherwise too, your blog is very thought-provoking. -Bharathi signing off from India

  6. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    I have always had concerns about a “global” economy. It puts many other countries – including India, China, and Mexico (to name a few) on the edge of
    economical disaster. I will pray for you. My husband has had no work since
    October 31st. We are hanging on too as jobs are scarce and the next couple of months will direct our path to who knows where! I do know, however, that no matter what happens, we ALWAYS have the CHOICE of how we respond. We must do the best we can and we can do no more. Keep hoping and praying, and I will too! We are all brothers and sisters on this planet earth. 🙂

  7. Bharathi Says:

    Thanks for your kind words Marsha. I have my job till end of March. I was shattered that this happened out of the blue. The Cheese just disappeared overnight. But then, hope, God’s gift to mankind. Anyway as they say when one door shuts, the other opens. It started to open today. But I know for many in this world its not so easy. Despite all the boundaries, the race differences, color and culture, we are all united as mankind in times like this. My prayers are for the less fortunate. Thanks again.

    • Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

      Hope is God’s gift to mankind. I truly believe the “door adage” – I am glad something positive is happening for you.
      We will pray together for the less fortunate! I will never give up hope and I think though sometimes “challenging”, life
      would certainly be boring without CHANGE once in a while! Moment by moment, as long as we never give up love and hope, I believe it will
      all turn out as it should. Keep smiling!

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