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READ IT: Complete text of HR1 The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 [Barf ALERT]
US Senate ^ | 2/3/09 | Congress

Posted on 02/03/2009 12:21:58 PM PST by XR7

H.R. 1
"The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act"

i.e.: The US Congress' Spend & Tax Free Lunch Act

Well, here is what Obama wants.
Read it.
Highlight the pork.
Then, call your Senators/Congressmen and tell 'em: "No way!"


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1 posted on 02/03/2009 12:21:59 PM PST by XR7
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To: XR7

The bailout is “Obama’s trillion-dollar debacle.”


2 posted on 02/03/2009 12:26:53 PM PST by jessduntno (The bailout is "Obama's trillion-dollar debacle.")
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To: XR7

The R & R Act....... :-)


3 posted on 02/03/2009 12:27:17 PM PST by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future"- Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: XR7

Ping for later


4 posted on 02/03/2009 12:28:47 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: XR7

736 Pages.

Great!


5 posted on 02/03/2009 12:28:58 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16)
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To: XR7

I hope the Republicans are smart enough to let Obama & Democrats OWN this mess!


6 posted on 02/03/2009 12:29:15 PM PST by kcvl
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To: XR7
736 page road map to a socialist state.


I guess I should be very happy I no longer have to pay the mortgage, my federal income taxes, or vote anymore, but somehow I'm not.

Perhaps a letter to Heloise?

7 posted on 02/03/2009 12:31:44 PM PST by G.Mason (Alarm & Muster)
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To: XR7

where’s the ACORN $ ?


8 posted on 02/03/2009 12:32:59 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: XR7

BTW ... Thanks for the map. Is north up on this one?


9 posted on 02/03/2009 12:33:29 PM PST by G.Mason (Alarm & Muster)
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To: FreedomHammer

please print ping


10 posted on 02/03/2009 12:35:00 PM PST by mombyprofession
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To: WayneS
736 Pages.

Great!

Yeah, you just knew that'd be the case. I guess those of us with busy lives, and those of us with the attention span of a gnat (that'd be me) will have to wait for someone else to comb through it and make a list of outrages.

11 posted on 02/03/2009 12:36:28 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: G.Mason

Page 1

http://www.finance.senate.gov/sitepages/leg/LEG%202009/020209%20complete%20legislative%20text%20of%20American%20Recovery%20and%20Reinvestment%20Act.pdf


12 posted on 02/03/2009 12:37:30 PM PST by XR7
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To: XR7

Call my senators, ha ha!
In New Jersey my two senators are Lautenberg and Menendez, two of the most socialist creeps in the country. Somehow, I don’t think they’ll listen. With the exception of Scott Garrett, I have no representation in NJ.


13 posted on 02/03/2009 12:37:59 PM PST by hdbc (1/20/13 End of an Error. Nobama 2012)
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To: Owl_Eagle
[M]ake a list of outrages.

Perhaps right here on this thread!

14 posted on 02/03/2009 12:39:30 PM PST by XR7
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To: XR7

Just from the first few pages; lots of additional welfare and no jobs.


15 posted on 02/03/2009 12:40:00 PM PST by wolfcreek (There is no 2 party system only arrogant Pols and their handlers)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Yes.

And I am very busy AND have the attention span of a gnat, so I’m doubly screwed...

...hey LOOK, a frisbee!!!


16 posted on 02/03/2009 12:40:29 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16)
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To: XR7
1 Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the
2 following:
3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
4 This Act may be cited as the ‘‘American Recovery
5 and Reinvestment Act of 2009’’.

My suggestion:
1 Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the
2 following:
3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
4 This Act may be cited as the "Congress out of Your Wallet Act of 2009’’.
5 TARP is recognized as unconstitutional and all TARP funding is cancelled.
6 All previous bailout provisions are also recognized as outside the Enumerated
7 Powers as well as outide the 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution
8 of the United States of America and are cancelled.

17 posted on 02/03/2009 12:40:56 PM PST by MathDoc (Don't blame me, I voted for Governor Palin and the wrinkly white-haired guy)
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To: XR7

bump


18 posted on 02/03/2009 12:42:26 PM PST by gibsosa
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To: XR7

$5,000 Earned Income Tax Credit?!!!


19 posted on 02/03/2009 12:43:40 PM PST by kcvl
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To: WayneS
Frisbee... ppfffft.

I like shiny thi

20 posted on 02/03/2009 12:46:24 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: XR7

Bookmark for later?

Naaaaa - too long.


21 posted on 02/03/2009 12:46:29 PM PST by RoadTest (The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? - Jer.17:9)
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To: XR7

Wow - only 736 pages. This pales compared to our tax system. Then again, it’s completely full of pork as far as I can see from my quick glance.


22 posted on 02/03/2009 12:46:52 PM PST by meyer (We are all John Galt)
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To: wolfcreek

Page 6:

“For an additional amount for ‘‘Rural Development,
3 Salaries and Expenses’’, $110,000,000, to remain avail4
able until September 30, 2010.”

Or, this gem:

“(III) ELIGIBILITY.—A local edu
cational agency is eligible to receive a
grant under this clause if the local
educational agency—
(aa) is eligible to receive a
payment under section 8002 or
8003 of the Elementary and Sec
ondary Education Act of 1965
(20 U.S.C. 7702 and 7703) for
fiscal year 2008; and
(bb) has—
(AA) a total taxable as21
sessed value of real property
that may be taxed for school
purposes of less than
$100,000,000”

So even though an institution has assetts worth up to 100 million dollars, they are still eligible to receive pork from US taxpayers’ pockets!


23 posted on 02/03/2009 12:51:20 PM PST by XR7
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To: XR7

I’ll have my driver read it.


24 posted on 02/03/2009 12:52:46 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: XR7; All

Senator DeMint has a plan and here is what he says about the dems plan:

“The stimulus bill that is being championed by President Obama, which was passed by Democrats in the House last night, is the worst piece of economic legislation Congress has considered in a hundred years. Not since the passage in 1909 of the 16th Amendment — which cleared the way for a federal income tax — has the United States seriously entertained a policy so comprehensively hostile to economic freedom, nor so arrogantly indifferent to economic reality.”

The American Option: A Jobs Plan That Works
Tue Feb 3 12:42:43 2009 · 11 of 11
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2177586/posts

Senator DeMint is inviting anyone who approves of his plan to sign on here:

http://www.jimdemint.com/


25 posted on 02/03/2009 12:54:14 PM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: XR7

http://www.stimuluswatch.org/


26 posted on 02/03/2009 1:01:31 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: All
DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER BOX PROGRAM 4 For an amount for ‘‘Digital-to-Analog Converter Box 5 Program’’, $650,000,000, for additional coupons and re6 lated activities under the program implemented under sec7 tion 3005 of the Digital Television Transition and Public 8 Safety Act of 2005, to remain available until September 9 30, 2010: Provided, That of the amounts provided under 10 this heading, $90,000,000 may be for education and out11 reach, including grants to organizations for programs to 12 educate vulnerable populations, including senior citizens, 13 minority communities, people with disabilities, low-income 14 individuals, and people living in rural areas, about the 15 transition and to provide one-on-one assistance to vulner16 able populations, including help with converter box instal17 lation: Provided further, That the amounts provided in the 18 previous proviso may be transferred to the Federal Com19 munications Commission (Commission) if deemed nec20 essary and appropriate by the Secretary of Commerce in 21 consultation with the Commission, and only if the Com22 mittees on Appropriations of the House and the Senate 23 are notified not less than 5 days in advance of transfer 24 of such funds: Provided further, That $2,000,000 of funds 25 provided under this heading shall be transferred to ‘‘De- VerDate Nov 24 2008 02:17 Jan 31, 2009 Jkt 079200 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 6654 Sfmt 6201 E:\BILLS\H1.AS H1 smartinez on PROD1PC64 with BILLS 40 AMDT. NO. 98 1 partment of Commerce, Office of Inspector General’’ for 2 audits and oversight of funds provided under this heading.

ONLY $650 Million for Converter boxes - WHAT A BARGAIN!

27 posted on 02/03/2009 1:04:19 PM PST by frogjerk (It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish - Mother Teresa)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Doorbells Laurel MS $99,600.00

Forks of the Road Heritage Trail. This project would greatly enhance one of the primary gateways to our city by creating an African American/Ethnic Heritage Trail along a stretch of St. Catherine Street between the Forks of the Road Slave Market Site Natchez MS $600,000,000.00

New Energy Efficiency Industrial Zones 100 Acres Cidra PR $17,500,000,000.00

Sunset View Park - dog park construction Chula Vista CA $500,000.00

Construction of Convention Center Hotel Dallas TX $386,000,000.00

Construct 25 houses for first time buyers including land acqusition Friars Point MS $1,000,000.00

Initiative to Reduce Prostitution-Off the Streets Program. This initiative would connect individuals involved in prostitution with resources to leave a life of prostitution. Beginning with emergency shelter and continuing with an array of educational Dayton OH $1,500,000.00

Solar LA Program Los Angeles CA $2,160,000,000.00

Establishment of Two (2) Dog Parks Lewiston ME $50,000.00


28 posted on 02/03/2009 1:06:23 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: XR7

DICK MORRIS:
“But Obama’s strategy is to hide inside the Trojan Horse of stimulus an army of radical measures to change America permanently.

The most pernicious of his proposals will be the massive Make Work Pay refundable tax credit. Dressed up as a tax cut, it will be a national welfare program, guaranteeing a majority of American households an annual check to “refund” taxes they never paid. And it will eliminate the need for about 20% of American households to pay income taxes, lifting the proportion that need not do so to a majority of the voting population. Unlike the Bush stimulus checks, this new program will be a permanent entitlement, a part of our budget that can only go up and never down. Politically, it will transform a majority of Americans from taxpayers, anxious to hold down government spending, into tax eaters, eager to reap new benefits.”
If you would like to see for yourself just exactly what Congress calls economic stimulus, then you should check out the web site READ THE STIMULUS. Be sure to open the SPREADSHEET you can find there.
http://economicsandliberty.blogspot.com/2009/01/on-economic-stimulus-dont-worry-be.html


29 posted on 02/03/2009 1:10:07 PM PST by anglian (Let the cleansing begin!)
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To: wolfcreek

I flipped at random and landed in the ‘energy’ section. All for renewable, nothing for petrol or nukes.


30 posted on 02/03/2009 1:12:04 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: XR7

Under my proposed “Red State Union”- any legislation over 50 pages long is unconstitutional.


31 posted on 02/03/2009 1:15:02 PM PST by VinL (VinL---former username (wegotsarah.com))
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To: hdbc

Keep an eye on Bill Baroni - he’s an up and coming grassroots conservative in NJ.


32 posted on 02/03/2009 1:16:52 PM PST by Teflonic
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To: XR7
First hundred pages - everything over $1B

$1,000,000,000 Rural Housing Insurance Fund Program direct loans

$10,472,000,000 Rural Housing Insurance Fund Program unsubsidized guaranteed loans

$1,375,000,000 direct loans, loan guarantees, and grants for the rural water, waste water, waste disposal, and solid waste management

$1,000,000,000 additional amount for ‘‘Periodic Censuses and Programs’’

$9,000,000,000 Broadband Technology Opportunities Program

$1,000,000,000 Federal Prison System, Buildings and Facilities

$1,500,000,000 State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance

$1,000,000,000 hiring and rehiring of additional career law enforcement officers

$1,200,000,000 NSF: Research and Related Activities

$2,000,000,000 Dredged Material Disposal Facilities program

$1,900,000,000 operation and maintenance costs for coastal harbors and channels

$1,400,000,000 Colorado River Dam Fund

$14,398,000,000 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

$2,000,000,000 manufacturing of advanced batteries

$4,500,000,000 Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

$4,600,000,000 Fossil Energy Research and Development

$50,000,000,000 Under the Energy Policy Act of 2005

$1,000,000,000 Nuclear weapons activities

$5,527,000,000 Defense Environmental Cleanup

$3,250,000,000 Federal Columbia River Transmission System Act

$10,000,000,000 Renewable energy systems, Electric power transmission systems

$9,048,000,000 Federal buildings and United States courthouses

You can search the pdf for those phrases to find more detail if that's not sufficiently clear, but that's the first $137B of our tax dollars to be wasted - spending above the existing oversized budget.

33 posted on 02/03/2009 1:17:11 PM PST by MathDoc (Don't blame me, I voted for Governor Palin and the wrinkly white-haired guy)
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Editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal: Raiders of the Lost Taxpayer; A Tax Break for Tinseltown:

The House version of the stimulus already includes a bonus depreciation that lets businesses immediately write off 50% of their 2009 capital expenditures. But the Senate bill expands the definition of “qualifying property” — specifically to include “certain motion picture film or videotape.” Hollywood moguls like Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and George Lucas were among the biggest backers of President Obama’s candidacy, and it looks as though Democrats have found a way to return the favor.

So let’s see: Democrats object to cutting the U.S. 35% corporate tax rate — which is higher than in all of Europe, undermines economic growth and discourages job creation — for all companies on grounds that it favors the rich and powerful. But Democrats will carve out tax loopholes for businesses they like and that write them campaign checks.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2009/01/wsj-raiders.html


34 posted on 02/03/2009 1:18:11 PM PST by anglian (Let the cleansing begin!)
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To: XR7

Did I read 1 Billion Dollars for census correctly? Really? It costs that much money?


35 posted on 02/03/2009 1:21:26 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: XR7

LOOL UP THE PORK DESTINED FOR YOUR AREA:

Just input your state and click on the nearest town.

http://www.stimuluswatch.org


36 posted on 02/03/2009 1:25:53 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: XR7

LOOK UP THE PORK DESTINED FOR YOUR AREA:

Just input your state and click on the nearest town.

http://www.stimuluswatch.org


37 posted on 02/03/2009 1:26:26 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: XR7

Too late my congressmen a democrat already voted yea.
My Senator (schumer) the pos will vote his way anyway


38 posted on 02/03/2009 1:28:15 PM PST by Munz (Infiltrate Interrogate Eradicate NEXT!)
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To: kcvl

I want it to be shut down. It would cause irreversible harm the economy.


39 posted on 02/03/2009 1:29:21 PM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: XR7

If your Senators happen to be on the ‘other’ side of political spectrum, you can always email the Republican Senate Leaders using their online forms.

Seems to me that with the encouragement of fellow Conservatives, Sen. Mitch McConnell is growing cajones. He can be emailed at http://mcconnell.senate.gov/contact_form.cfm

Senate Whip, Sen. Jon Kyle can be emailed at http://kyl.senate.gov/contact.cfm

And I usually email Rep. John Boehner and Rep Eric Cantor as well when I email the Senators. http://republicanleader.house.gov/Contact/
http://republicanwhip.house.gov/ (he’s got a video there)


40 posted on 02/03/2009 1:31:46 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create. JPII)
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To: TornadoAlley3
New Energy Efficiency Industrial Zones 100 Acres Cidra P R $17,500,000,000.00

100 Acres in PUERTO RICO?
17 TRILLION 500 MILLION DOLLARS!!!!!

That oughta "stimulate" things!

41 posted on 02/03/2009 1:38:16 PM PST by XR7
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To: Candor7
LOOK UP THE PORK DESTINED FOR YOUR AREA: Just input your state and click on the nearest town. http://www.stimuluswatch.org

Criminy, my town alone (Austin TX) gets over a Billion dollars.

42 posted on 02/03/2009 1:38:16 PM PST by Cymbaline (I repeat myself when under stress I repeat myself when under stress I repeat myself when under stres)
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To: Teflonic

What do you know about Bill Baroni? Is he going to run against either of the two slugs, Lautenberg or Menendez?


43 posted on 02/03/2009 1:41:58 PM PST by hdbc
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To: Candor7
$506 million for Little Rock, Arkansas airport improvements alone?

Good Grapes of Wrath!

44 posted on 02/03/2009 1:49:29 PM PST by OB1kNOb (Quinn's 1st Law - Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its original intent.)
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To: hdbc

He’s in the state senate now but I’d love to see him unseat Lautenburg. I no longer live in NJ so it’s up to the few conservatives left there to encourage Mr. Baroni to pursue higher office. I know he’s willing but perhaps not able in the socialist environment there.


45 posted on 02/03/2009 1:51:47 PM PST by Teflonic
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To: OB1kNOb
$500 million for solar water heaters for rural area families in Cidra, Puerto Rico!

$@#$%$%^&*$ !!!!

46 posted on 02/03/2009 1:54:22 PM PST by OB1kNOb (Quinn's 1st Law - Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its original intent.)
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To: XR7

that’s 17 BILLION 500 MILLION...

cmon now, don’t blow things out of proportion! (sarc)

Sad when “billion” and “trillion” are thrown around so much, to the point where we get them confused...


47 posted on 02/03/2009 2:04:57 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: MathDoc
$1,500,000,000 State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance

The beginning of his personal civilian security force, as large, as well funded and as well armed as our current military. ppppsssstt then he begins to cut funding and get rid of the present military leaving him with a military that is loyal to him. That's his plan, it won't work.

48 posted on 02/03/2009 2:07:52 PM PST by mojitojoe
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To: Zeppelin

Okay. Okay.
I stand corrected.
17 BILLION, 500 MILLION!
That should make us all feel better, huh.


49 posted on 02/03/2009 2:16:41 PM PST by XR7
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To: XR7

with a population of 4 million, that’s ONLY $4375 / Puerto Rican.

chump CHANGE!


50 posted on 02/03/2009 2:20:11 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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