Archive for February 24th, 2009

Posted by Jim Davidson at bostontea.us

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Chris Wood over at CaseyResearch.com has done the yeoman’s work of analysing the current act.


Here are a few things he’s found:

Agriculture, rural development, FDA: $16,744,500,000
About $10.5 billion for section 502 unsubsidized guaranteed loans and another billion for direct loans under section 502. Don’t you wish you were rural? Broadband as part of rural electrification (?) gets $2.5 billion in loans, loan guarantees, and grants.

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies: $15,922,000,000. Includes a billion for community policing and a billion for periodic census work. Also $4.7 billion for more of that broadband stuff, interfering in the successful Internet industry because government can’t keep its hands off a successful business model. I can’t wait to find out what $2.5 billion in research gets us.

Department of Defense Operation and Maintenance: $4,549,000,000.

Energy and Water Development: $51,175,000,000.

Financial Services and General Government: $6,858,000,000.

Heimatlandsicherheitsdienst: $2,545,000,000.

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies: $10,950,000,000.

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies: $70,465,000,000.

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs: $4,276,000,000.

Transportation and Housing and Urban Development: $59,745,000,000.

State Fiscal Stabilization Fund: $53,600,000,000.

You can go through and see how worthless and ineffective agencies like the Army corps of engineers and the department of education are being rewarded with multi-billion dollar boondoggles. I expect the states which were fiscally stable aren’t going to get much of the stabilisation fund, huh?

Altogether, it looks like a spend and spend Democrat’s wet dream.

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