Skip to comments.READ IT: Complete text of HR1 The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 [Barf ALERT]
Posted on 02/03/2009 12:21:58 PM PST by XR7
"The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act"
i.e.: The US Congress' Spend & Tax Free Lunch Act
Well, here is what Obama wants.
Highlight the pork.
Then, call your Senators/Congressmen and tell 'em: "No way!"
Bookmark for later?
Naaaaa - too long.
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.
“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
(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
(AA) a total taxable as21
sessed value of real property
that may be taxed for school
purposes of less than
So even though an institution has assetts worth up to 100 million dollars, they are still eligible to receive pork from US taxpayers’ pockets!
I’ll have my driver read it.
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.”
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Senator DeMint is inviting anyone who approves of his plan to sign on here:
ONLY $650 Million for Converter boxes - WHAT A BARGAIN!
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
“But Obamas 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.
I flipped at random and landed in the ‘energy’ section. All for renewable, nothing for petrol or nukes.
Under my proposed “Red State Union”- any legislation over 50 pages long is unconstitutional.
Keep an eye on Bill Baroni - he’s an up and coming grassroots conservative in NJ.
$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.
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.
Did I read 1 Billion Dollars for census correctly? Really? It costs that much money?
LOOL UP THE PORK DESTINED FOR YOUR AREA:
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LOOK UP THE PORK DESTINED FOR YOUR AREA:
Just input your state and click on the nearest town.
Too late my congressmen a democrat already voted yea.
My Senator (schumer) the pos will vote his way anyway
I want it to be shut down. It would cause irreversible harm the economy.
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