Diary

Calling the Kettle Black

“President Barack Obama painted a bleak economic picture of the country this morning, hours before he was to meet with his economic team. “We begin this year and this administration in the midst of an unprecedented crisis that calls for unprecedented action,” he said in his weekly radio and Internet address. “If we do not act boldly and swiftly, a bad situation could become dramatically worse.”

President pushes economic stimulus package

That last line should be re-written:
“If we do act swiftly and pass my one trillion dollar “stimulus” package, a bad situation could become dramatically worse.”

Obama’s “stimulus” is a stimulus for more government and more control over your lives.
Bush even tried to stimulate the economy with tax rebate checks and that did nothing.
Once a government program gets set in stone it is very difficult to cut it back.
What we should be doing is cutting Trillions in EXISTING government programs not spending more.
The Obama administration cannot show where his “stimulus” will create one job.
Throwing money to the states to build roads & bridges is a nice throught but again the money has to come from taxpayers.

Is it any wonder that as Obama stated: “Just this week, we saw more people file for unemployment than at any time in the last 26 years, and experts agree that if nothing is done, the unemployment rate could reach double digits,” Obama said.

Obama is now running a campaign of fear & catrosphy.
It does not take a Harvard educated economist to tell you that business would fold it’s tent under an Obama administration. The amount of business bashing rhetoric that Obama was spewing was certain to play to his base but those same Obama voters probably work for some of those bashed business’s and they will be paying the price. We will all be paying the price. Government cannot spend it’s way to prosperity.

GOP on stimulus: We want to be heard

Stimulus vs. appropriations
The GOP makes many specific objections. The bill, say Republicans, does not include enough money for infrastructure projects that are considered “shovel ready” (meaning they could create jobs quickly). It also focuses too much on long-term spending programs, they say, which many Republicans characterize as worthwhile but not in the GOP’s view a way to jumpstart the economy.

Republicans also questioned the stimulative value of some of the bill’s smaller measures, such as $50 million in funding for the National Endowment of the Arts to preserve jobs in the nonprofit arts sector, and $650 million to extend a coupon program and consumer outreach to consumers with analog televisions so that they can get digital TV converter boxes.

Read the THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009

READ IT AND WEEP
Call your Senator to urge them to vote NO!!!

Agriculture Buildings and Facilities Improvements
Recovery funding: $44 million

ARS – Buildings and Facilities
Recovery Funding: $209 million

FSA Information Technology
Recovery Funding: $245 million

Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations
Recovery Funding: $350 million

Watershed Rehabilitation Program
Recovery Funding: $50 million

Rural Community Facilities Program
Recovery Funding: $200 million, for a total program level of $1.239 billion

Rural Business Program
Recovery Funding: $100 million, for a total program level of $2.013 billion

Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program
Recovery Funding: $1.500 billion, for a total program level of $3.836 billion

Recovery Funding: $500 million, for a total program level of $22.129 billion

Rural Broadband Infrastructure Development
Recovery Funding: $2.825 billion

WIC Management Information Systems
Recovery Funding: $100 million

Economic Development Assistance Programs
Recovery funding: $250 million

2010 Decennial Census
Recovery funding: $1.000 billion

State Broadband Data and Development Grants
Recovery funding: $350 million

Wireless and Broadband Development for Unserved and Underserved Areas
Recovery funding: $2.825 billion

Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupons
Recovery funding: $650 million

Scientific and Technical Research and Services
Recovery funding: $100 million

Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Technology Innovation Program
Recovery funding: $100 million

Research Science Building Construction Grants
Recovery funding: $300 million

Habitat Restoration
Recovery funding: $400 million

Acquisition and Development of NOAA Satellites and Sensors
Recovery funding: $600 million

Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG)
Recovery funding: $3.000 billion

COPS Hiring Program
Recovery funding: $1.000 billion

Science
Recovery funding: $400 million

Aeronautics
Recovery funding: $150 million

Disaster Assistance
Recovery funding: $50 million

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Research and Related Activities
Recovery funding: $2.500 billion

Education and Human Resources
Recovery funding: $100 million

Construction and Development of Major Research Equipment and Facilities
Recovery funding: $400 million

Sustainment, Renovation and Modernization of Defense Facilities
Recovery funding: $4.500 billion

Department of Defense Energy Research
Recovery funding: $350 million

Corps of Engineers
Recovery funding: $4.500 billion

Water and Related Resources
Recovery funding: $500 million

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Research Development, Demonstration and
Deployment
Recovery funding: $2.000 billion

Industrial Energy Efficiency
Recovery funding: $500 million

Grants to Institutional Entities for Energy Sustainability and Efficiency
Recovery funding: $1.000 billion

Weatherization Assistance Program
Recovery funding: $6.200 billion

Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grants
Recovery funding: $3.500 billion

State Energy Program
Recovery funding: $3.400 billion

Transportation Electrification
Recovery funding: $200 million

Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program and Energy Star
Recovery funding: $300 million

Alternative Fueled Vehicles Pilot Grant Program
Recovery funding: $400 million

Advanced Battery Manufacturing
Recovery funding: $1.00 billion

Smart Grid Investment Program
Recovery funding: $4.500 billion

Renewable Energy and Transmission Loan Guarantee
Recovery funding: $8.000 billion

Fossil Energy
Recovery funding: $2.400 billion

Science
Recovery funding: $2.000 billion

Defense Environmental Management
Recovery funding: $500 million

Construction, Repairs and Alterations to Increase Energy Efficiency in Federal Buildings
and to Provide for Other Federal Buildings Needs
Recovery funding: $7.700 billion

Energy Efficient Federal Vehicles
Recovery funding: $600 million

Small Business Capital Availability
Recovery funding: $430 million

Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology (Cargo)
Recovery funding: $100 million

Modernization of Land Ports of Entry Facilities
Recovery funding: $150 million

Aviation Explosive Detection Systems and Checkpoint Screening Technologies
Recovery funding: $500 million

Hazardous Bridge Alteration, Repair, and Removal
Recovery funding: $150 million

Emergency Food and Shelter Program
Recovery funding: $200 million

Restoration and Hazardous Fuels Reduction
Recovery funding: $325 million

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Construction
Recovery funding: $300 million

National Park System Infrastructure
Recovery funding: $1.700 billion

National Mall Revitalization
Recovery funding: $200 million

Centennial Challenge Matching Grant Program
Recovery funding: $100 million

Repair and Restoration of Science Facilities and Scientific Equipment
Recovery funding: $200 million

Bureau of Indian Affairs Infrastructure Improvement and Repair
Recovery funding: $500 million

Superfund Remedial Clean-up Program
Recovery funding: $800 million

Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Enforcement and Clean-up Program
Recovery funding: $200 million

Clean Water State Revolving Fund
Recovery funding: $6.000 billion

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
Recovery funding: $2.000 billion

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Grants and Loans
Recovery funding: $300 million

Brownfields
Recovery funding: $100 million

U.S. Forest Service, Capital Improvement and Maintenance
Recovery funding: $650 million

Wildfire Hazard Reduction
Recovery funding: $850 million

Indian Health Service, Facilities
Recovery funding: $550 million

Smithsonian Institution, Facilities Capital
Recovery funding: $150 million

National Endowment for the Arts
Recovery funding: $50 million

Workforce Investment Act Training and Employment Services
Recovery funding: $4.000 billion

Community Service Employment for Older Americans
Recovery funding: $120 million

State Employment Service and Reemployment Services Grants
Recovery funding: $500 million

Department of Labor Worker Protection and Oversight
Recovery funding: $80 million

Job Corps Modernization
Recovery funding: $300 million

Community Health Centers (CHCs) Health Care Services
Recovery funding: $500 million

Community Health Centers Modernization
Recovery funding: $1.000 billion

Public Health Service Headquarters Building Replacement
Recovery funding: $88 million

Training for Primary Care Physicians and Nurses
Recovery funding: $600 million

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Modernization
Recovery funding: $462 million

University Research Facilities
Recovery funding: $1.500 billion

NIH Research
Recovery funding: $1.500 billion

NIH Campus Modernization
Recovery funding: $500 million

Comparative Effectiveness Research
Recovery funding: $1.100 billion

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance
Recovery funding: $1.000 billion

Child Care Development Block Grant
Recovery funding: $2.000 billion

Head Start/Early Head Start
Recovery funding: $2.100 billion

Community Services Block Grant
Recovery funding: $1.000 billion

Compassion Capital Fund
Recovery funding: $100 million

Senior Nutrition Programs
Recovery funding: $200 million

Health Information Technology
Recovery funding: $2 billion

Pandemic Flu, Biomedical Advanced Research & Development (BARDA), and Cyber
Security
Recovery funding: $900 million

Prevention and Wellness Fund
Recovery funding: $3.000 billion

Title I Grants
Recovery funding: $13.000 billion

Impact Aid Construction
Recovery funding: $100 million

Education Technology
Recovery funding: $1.000 billion

Education for Homeless Children and Youth
Recovery funding: $66 million

Credit Enhancement for Charter Schools Facilities
Recovery funding: $25 million

Teacher Incentive Fund
Recovery funding: $200 million

IDEA, Part B State Grants
Recovery funding: $13.000 billion

IDEA Infants and Families
Recovery funding: $600 million

Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants
Recovery funding: $500 million

Centers for Independent Living
Recovery funding: $200 million

Pell Grants
Recovery funding: $15.636 billion

College Work-Study
Recovery funding: $490 million

Student Aid Administration
Recovery funding: $50 million

Teacher Quality Enhancement, State Grants
Recovery funding: $100 million

Statewide Data Systems
Recovery funding: $250 million

K-12 Repair and Modernization
Recovery funding: $14.000 billion

Higher Education Repair and Modernization
Recovery funding: $6.000 billion

Pell Grants (mandatory)
Recovery funding: $1.474 billion

Student Loan Lender Special Allowance Payments (SAP)
Recovery funding: $10 million

AmeriCorps Programs
Recovery funding: $200 million

Social Security Administration Modernization
Recovery funding: $400 million

Social Security Administration Disability Backlog and Claims Processing
Recovery funding: $500 million

Military Construction, Army
Recovery Funding: $920 million

Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps
Recovery Funding: $350 million

Military Construction, Air Force
Recovery Funding: $280 million

Military Construction, Defense-Wide
Recovery Funding: $3.750 billion

Military Construction, Army National Guard
Recovery Funding: $140 million

Military Construction, Air National Guard
Recovery Funding: $70 million

Military Construction, Army Reserve
Recovery Funding: $100 million

Military Construction, Navy Reserve
Recovery Funding: $30 million

Military Construction, Air Force Reserve
Recovery Funding: $60 million

Department of Defense Base Closure Account 1990
Recovery Funding: $300 million

Veterans Health Administration – Medical Facilities
Recovery Funding: $950 million

Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration
Recovery Funding: $50 million

Information Technology
Recovery Funding: $276 million

Water Quantity Program
Recovery Funding: $224 million

Grants-In-Aid for Airports (AIP)
Recovery Funding: $3 billion

Highway Infrastructure Investment
Recovery Funding: $30 billion

Capital Assistance to States—Intercity Passenger Rail Service
Recovery Funding: $300 million

Amtrak Capital Grants
Recovery Funding: $800 million

Transit Capital Assistance
Recovery Funding: $6.000 billion

Fixed Guideway Infrastructure Investment
Recovery Funding: $2.000 billion

Capital Investment Grants
Recovery Funding: $1.000 billion

Public Housing Capital Fund
Recovery Funding: $5 billion

Elderly, Disabled, and Section 8 Assisted Housing Energy Retrofit
Recovery Funding: $2.5 billion

Native American Housing Block Grants
Recovery Funding: $500 million

Community Development Block Grants
Recovery Funding: $1 billion

Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Recovery Funding: $4.19 billion

HOME Program
Recovery Funding: $1.5 billion

SHOP Program
Recovery Funding: $10 million

Emergency Shelter Grants
Recovery Funding: $1.5 billion

Lead-Based Paint Hazards
Recovery Funding: $100 million

State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
Recovery funding: $79.000 billion

Government cannot spend it’s way to prosperity.
After this bill passes, America will continue it’s slide to socialism.
This amount of government spending is an obscene afront to every
American taxpayer. Most taxpayers would see no benefit from any
of this spending.