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How will this help the 300,000 lost in Jan and the additional 15,000 people who are losing their jobs and the 24 plants closing across the US?

Stimulus Bill will spend our tax dollars to:
$2 billion earmark to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero
emissions coal power plant in Illinois that the Dept. of Energy
defunded
last year because the project was inefficient
* A $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to
buy motion picture film
* $650 million for the digital television (DTV) converter box
coupon program
* $88 million for the Coast Guard to design a new polar
icebreaker (arctic ship)
* $448 million for constructing the Dept. of Homeland
Security headquarters
* $248 million for furniture at the new Dept. of Homeland
Security headquarters
* $600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees
* $400 million for the CDC to screen and prevent STD’s

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Feb. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (20)
  • $1.4 billion for a rural waste disposal programs
    * $125 million for the Washington, D.C. 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
    * $150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities
    * $1.2 billion for “youth activities,” inclu
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • * $150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities
    * $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 NIH facilities in
    Bethesda, MD
    * $160 million for “paid volunteers” at the Corporation for
    National and Community Service
    * $5.5 million for “energy efficiency initiatives” at the VA
    “National Cemetery Administration”
    * $850 million for Amtrak
    * $100 million for reducing the hazard of lead-based paint
    * $75M to construct a new “security training” facility for
    State Dept Security officers when they can be trained at
    existing facilities
    of other agencies.
    * $110 million to the Farm Service Agency to upgrade computer
    systems
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • * $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.
    * IDEA, Part B State Grants: Formula grants to assist the
    States in meeting the excess costs of providing special
    education and
    related services to children with disabilities.

    * IDEA Infants and Families: Formula grants to the
    States to assist them in making early intervention services
    available to
    children with disabilities aged birth through 2 and their families.

    * State Medicaid Bailout: $87.7 billion Through 3 different
    mechanisms, the bill would provide additional federal funds to
    state
    Medicaid programs over the next 3 years. This is nearly $70
    billion more than the governors asked President Obama for in December, and
    should be a loan to be repaid by the states.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:57 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • 15,000 and 24 plants are the annoucned so far for Feb.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:59 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • * $448 million for constructing the Dept. of Homeland Security headquarters- construction jobs
    * $248 million for furniture at the new Dept. of Homeland Security headquarters- stimulates economy
    * $600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees more economy stimulation
    * $400 million for the CDC to screen and prevent STD’s- health care jobs
    $1.4 billion for a rural waste disposal programs- more jobs
    * $125 million for the Washington, D.C. sewer system- more jobs
    * $1 billion for the 2010 Census, which has a projected cost overrun of $3 billion- more jobs
    * $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges- improve education more prepare job force- economy being stimulated
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:04 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • * $75 million for salaries of employees at the FBI- more jobs
    * $25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction- more social services jobs
    * $500 million for flood reduction projects on the Mississippi River- construction jobs-lives save
    * $10 million to inspect canals in urban areas- more jobs
    * $6 billion to turn federal buildings into “green” buildings- more jobs and economic stimulus
    * $500 million for state and local fire stations- yay more firefighters= jobs
    * $1.2 billion for “youth activities,” including youth summer- more social services jobs. syudents summer jobs and keep youth off the streets
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • I was going to go one by one but many are repeated and they all seem to create or maintain jobs
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:08 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • How do they create factory jobs? You know. THE JOBS THAT HAVE BEEN LOST?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:10 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • seems like alot of government crap to me.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:11 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

  • It doesnt. The stim package isnt going to help anyone but the people the dems and Obama want helped. No stimulus checks. No creating factory jobs. Nothing. They are lining their friends pockets. And where is the media outrage? Theres not......yet. Wait a year or two though, then there will be.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 11:13 AM on Feb. 4, 2009

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