Wow I didn't know anti smoking adds, STD programs, hybrid cars, tax breaks for movie produces, museums, and green buildings stimulated the economy.What GOP Leaders deem wasteful in Senate stimulus bill
• A $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film.• $650 million for the digital television converter box coupon program.• $88 million for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker (arctic ship).• $448 million for constructing the Department of Homeland Security headquarters.• $248 million for furniture at the new Homeland Security headquarters.• $600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees.• $400 million for the Centers for Disease Control to screen and prevent STD's.• $1.4 billion for rural waste disposal programs. • $125 million for the Washington 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.• $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 National Institutes of Health facilities in Bethesda, Maryland.• $160 million for "paid volunteers" at the Corporation for National and Community Service.• $5.5 million for "energy efficiency initiatives" at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration.• $850 million for Amtrak.• $100 million for reducing the hazard of lead-based paint.• $75 million to construct a "security training" facility for State Department Security officers when they can be trained at existing facilities of other agencies.• $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.
What a bunch of ****ing pork for special interests passed under the disguise of "stimulus".
As much as I can see why these funds would be needed during NORMAL economic times they are simply a waste of money right now and dig us deeper into a hole.
The dems really know how to blow through money.