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How the stimulus is broken down

$25 Million shall be available for tribal alcohol and substance abuse drug reduction as.sistance grants
$150 million for "producers of livestock, honeybees, and farm-raised fish"
$50 million for habitat restoration and other water needs in the San Francisco Bay Area
$198 million to compensate Filipino World War II veterans
$87 million for a polar icebreaking ship
$1.7 billion for the National Park System
$650 Million to the Forrest Service for hazardous fuels reduction and hazard mitigation activities in areas at high risk of catastrophic wildfire
$545 Million for Indian Health Services
$100 Million for the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program
$850 million for Amtrak
$150 million for the Smithsonian
$300 million for energy-efficient-appliance rebate programs
$4 billion for job-training programs, including $1.2 billion for "youths" up to the age of 24
$125 Million for the District of Columbia Water an

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Asked by ashandamymom at 12:12 PM on Feb. 17, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • $40 Million to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for Operation of Indian Programs
    $1.5 Billion for NASA, Science, Aeronautics, Exploration, and Cross Agency support.
    $198 Million for School Lunch Room EQUIPMENT
    $ 9 Billion for 'Broadband Technology Opportunities Program'
    $1.256 Billion for NOAA, Operations, Research, Facilities, Acquisition, Construction and Management
    $300 million for Violence against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs',
    $954 Million to carry out the immunization program
    $545 Million to carry out chronic disease, health promotion, and genomics programs
    $60 Million to carry out environmental health programs
    $50 Million to carry out injury prevention and control programs
    $40 Million for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to carry out research activities within the National Occupational Research Agenda
    $40, Million for the National Center for Health Statistics

    Answer by ashandamymom at 12:14 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • $448 million for constructing a new Homeland Security Department headquarters
    $200 Million to the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund Program
    $200 Million for direct loans and grants for distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas
    $6 billion for university building projects
    $4.5 billion for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    $200 Million for developing and implementing a nationwide Integrated Wireless network supporting Federal law enforcement
    $1.2 Billion for TSA procurement and installation of checked baggage explosives detection systems and checkpoint explosives detection equipment
    $15 billion for boosting Pell Grant college scholarships
    $2 billion for renewable-energy research ($400 million for global-warming research)
    $2 billion for a "clean coal" power plant in Illinois
    $6.2 billion for the Weatherization As.sistance Program
    $3.5 billion for energy-efficiency and conservation block grants

    Answer by ashandamymom at 12:14 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • $198 million to compensate Filipino World War II veterans

    why just them ? what about the other WWII vets that need help that is the one i dont understand ... not being mean i really dont get that one ... youd think he would want to help everyone not just one group of people i thought that was what he said he would do was help everyone

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:15 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • $3.1 billion for the manufacturing of advanced batteries
    $1.5 billion for green-technology loan guarantees
    $8 billion for innovative-technology loan-guarantee program
    $2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects
    $4.5 billion for electricity grid

    $89 billion for Medicaid
    $30 billion for COBRA insurance extension
    $36 billion for expanded unemployment benefits
    $20 billion for food stamps
    $380 million in the Senate bill for the Women, Infants and Children program
    $2 billion for federal child-care block grants

    $79 billion for State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (for bailing out your local politicians overspending)

    $145 billion for "Making Work Pay" tax credits
    $83 billion for the earned income credit
    (largely welfare now defined as a tax cut)


    Answer by ashandamymom at 12:15 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • I like the 4 billion thats going to job training programs, including 1.2 billion for youths up to age 24. There are too many jobs out there that only hire those who are experinenced and that leaves the recent college graduates out of a job because of lack of experience.

    Answer by tish0607 at 12:15 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • Not an Obama supporter but I do see who some of these were needed but for the most part its a bunch of crap. I don't see how any of these will really create viable jobs. Maybe I'm reading them wrong....I did get a shot today for a sinus infection lol.

    Answer by ashandamymom at 12:17 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • Not sure how this will stimulate the economy. As a business owner who is on the brink of letting people go I see nothing that will help me keep my doors open and keep my staff of 30 people. Seems this is simply a spending bill, increase in social entitlement spending and pay back to those who got Democrats elected. Obama needs to explain to my 60k a year employees why they are going to lose their jobs and why they are not helping small business' in this tough economy.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:24 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • its a pure waste of money and i honestly dont see this as a stimulus .. now the job part that would be good if it works but he has shown nothing to me and my family and friends that he is an idiot so who knows not much we can do is sit back and watch either he will destroy us more or maybe he will help just gotta see but this .. this is just a waste of money we dotn have

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:29 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • i agreed most of what he wants the stimulus to go towards is just pork. i would have to agree with maybe 3 but i couldn't read all of them. i like the expanded unemployment since i fall into that at the moment.

    Answer by melody77 at 12:31 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • That might explain why the Stock Market Tumbled this AM and dropped 3.42%

    Is THAT the change we can depend on?

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:32 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

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