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Waste the liberal way

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by HankHill, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. HankHill

    HankHill New Member

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    Wasteful and Non-Stimulative Spending

    • $2 billion earmark for FutureGen near zero emissions powerplant in Mattoon, IL
    • $39 billion slush fund for "state fiscal stabilization" bailout
    • $5.5 billion for making federal buildings "green" (including $448 million for DHS HQ)
    • $200 million for workplace safety in USDA facilities
    • $275 million for flood prevention
    • $65 million for watershed rehabilitation
    • $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges and libraries
    • $650 million for the DTV transition coupon program
    • $307 million for constructing NIST office buildings
    • $1 billion for administrative costs and construction of NOAA office buildings
    • $100 million for constructing U.S. Marshalls office buildings
    • $300 million for constructing FBI office buildings
    • $800 million for constructing Federal Prison System buildings and facilities
    • $10 million to fight Mexican gunrunners
    • $1.3 billion for NASA (including $450 million for "science" at NASA)
    • $100 million to clean up sites used in early U.S. atomic energy program
    • $10 million for urban canals
    • $2 billion for manufacturing advanced batteries for hybrid cars
    • $1.5 billion for carbon capture projects under sec. 703 of P.L. 110-140 (though section only authorizes $1 billion for five years)
    • $300 million for hybrid and electric cars for federal employees
    • $198 million to design and furnish the DHS headquarters
    • $255 million for "priority procurements" at Coast Guard (polar ice breaker)
    • $500 million for State and local fire stations
    • $180 million for construction of Bureau of Land Management facilities
    • $500 million for wildland fire management
    • $110 million for construction for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • $522 million for construction for the Bureau of Indian Affairs
    • $650 million for abandoned mine sites
    • $75 million for the Smithsonian Institution
    • $1.2 billion for summer jobs for youth
    • $412 million for CDC headquarters
    • $500 million earmark for NIH facilities in Bethesda, MD
    • $160 million for "volunteers" at the Corp. for National and Community Service
    • $750 earmark for the National Computer Center in MD
    • $224 million for International Boundary and Water Commission – U.S. and Mexico
    • $850 million for Amtrak
    • $100 million for lead paint hazard reduction​

    I think I'm going to throw up, won't you join me?
     
  2. pocketfullofshells

    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    so I made it one in and was rolling my eyes....since when was a powerplant waste? Or did we stop needing power?

    Biggest wast...you typing anything
     
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    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    good god flood prevention? Food Safety? we don't need those do we? cough cough Katrina...Cough Peanut butter, cough cough
    Federal Prisons? For what? don't you just want to let them go? maybe we need more for all the bankers that should be there.
    Stopping Mexican gun runners? you watching the news IN Mexico? You claim to care about watching the border...I guess if you smuggle guns in that's fine..just don't come for a job
    Funding for NASA? I guess when you heard Bush say he wanted us on Mars in x years...you where thinking we could do it for like 50 bucks...and besides what do we need space programs for
    Fire Stations....we dont need those...screw firefighting...that was only cool for a bit after sept 11...now let the house burn,,,and no need to update them...ever...fire stays the same so lets just not bother to update them..



    Did you ever read before you mindlessly copy pasted this?
     
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    the point is this money, that is so desperately needed, is to create jobs.. or so the obama camp says. But a lot of this is not for jobs, it's just for whatever..

    quit liying about what the stimulus is and just level with people.

    then give them a choice... and most will say. take a hike.
     
  5. pocketfullofshells

    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    so building a prison will not creat any jobs...it will just apear in the night...and mystical gaurds will watch it. All materals formed from thin air.

    Power plants don't create jobs, they run them-self..also no one builds them, again from in the midnight darkness...no one creates new technology for them...fairies bring it every few years...

    We will stop gun runners....buy employing no one extra...just saying try harder at this,,,,no more crying for more border control...your against it right?

    Flood control...well god, seems like someone would have to work on that....I mean I know its magic though, so again no jobs

    Fire Stations...who will work there? and again, build my aliens in the night ( no the space ones, not mexicans)

    And don't forget to attack the tax cuts ...I know you guys hate tax cuts..

    I hope this bill works, and I hope it helps America...and if it does, you republicans can all know, you played no part in it,


    Also Every Republican who votes against the bill....voted against Tax Cuts (its the same logic you try every election.)
     
  6. Pandora

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    There is nothing stimulating in this stim package.


    if they want these programs, they should develop a pair of b@!!$ and make a bill about these programs instead of hiding them in the "emergency" stim package.

    But it will be a cold day in hell before any lib will develop the above, they know the people dont want it and it would never pass unless they shoved it in something important
     
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    Its all bad but these two were the worst that I could see.
    • $198 million to design and furnish the DHS headquarters
    • $75 million for the Smithsonian Institution

    There were other really really questionable ones but I did not know enough about them YET
     
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    oooooooooooooooooooooooooo.....whatta well-developed opinion.

    :rolleyes:
     
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