Lets look at some of them
•• $448 million for constructing the Department of Homeland Security headquarters.• $248 million for furniture at the new Homeland Security headquarters.
How exactly is this pork? The Bush administration and the Republicans championed this red tape organisation.. so now they dont want to house it? Wont the construction employ hundreds if not thousands of Americans?
Fear that the US government should actually save on gasoline bills.. This smells of Detroit buying off the Republicans because Detroit does not have hybrids that are worth a damn yet.$600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees.
Sounds sensible. If they can prevent STD's then they will save on medical bills.. oh wait, that is not what the HMO's and drug companies want... Smells again of industry pressure.$400 million for the Centers for Disease Control to screen and prevent STD's.
Sounds sensible. Bet the Washington sewer system is like many old cities.. a total wreck.$125 million for the Washington sewer system.
Again smells of Republican sewer tactics.. wonder if they are worried that a new census will weaken their grip on power even more.$1 billion for the 2010 Census, which has a projected cost overrun of $3 billion.
Ahn I see the tobacco companies at work here. Spend 75 million and maybe save hundreds of millions in medical bills in the future.. worth it if you ask me.$75 million for "smoking cessation activities."
So only those with money should have access to an education and computer facilities?$200 million for public computer centers at community colleges.
Yea dont get those native american's off the juice.. typical Republican bull****.$25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction.
So spend 500 million to save billions in damage due to the river going over its banks? What is not sensible in that? Or do the insurance companies like to pay out billions in damages?• $500 million for flood reduction. projects on the Mississippi River.
Very sensible.. Extremely sensible and will put tons of people into work. Not to mention the savings for the government in heating and power.$6 billion to turn federal buildings into "green" buildings.
Lets just stop there.. sure there are pork projects that you ask.. wtf are they thinking, but that whole list is full of things that will benefit the US economy now and in the future.