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    What GOP Leaders deem wasteful in Senate stimulus bill

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    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.
    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 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.
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    Re: What GOP Leaders deem wasteful in Senate stimulus bill

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    What GOP Leaders deem wasteful in Senate stimulus bill - CNN.com



    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 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.
    I agree. It's sickening. BTW, you forgot one other wasteful spending program - The Iraq War.
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    Re: What GOP Leaders deem wasteful in Senate stimulus bill

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I agree. It's sickening. BTW, you forgot one other wasteful spending program - The Iraq War.
    Spending money to insure Iraq continues to become a peaceful Democracy is a better deal than throwing money away on social welfare programs intended to create a dependent class of citizens who politicians can pander to for votes.


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    Re: What GOP Leaders deem wasteful in Senate stimulus bill

    I like this one the best:

    $160 million for "paid volunteers" at the Corporation for National and Community Service

    Paid volunteers? What?!

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    Re: What GOP Leaders deem wasteful in Senate stimulus bill

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Wow I didn't know anti smoking adds, STD programs, hybrid cars, tax breaks for movie produces, museums, and green buildings stimulated the economy.
    Does it surprise you that our new-found guardians of fiscal responsibility are loading up an 'economic stimulus package' with their pet projects?

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    Re: What GOP Leaders deem wasteful in Senate stimulus bill

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I agree. It's sickening. BTW, you forgot one other wasteful spending program - The Iraq War.
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    Re: What GOP Leaders deem wasteful in Senate stimulus bill

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I like this one the best:




    Paid volunteers? What?!
    This is a HUGE part of Obama's program. Didn't you know this? He wants to promote a National Service Organization.

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    Re: What GOP Leaders deem wasteful in Senate stimulus bill

    Though I agree with some of this spending I do not agree it should be tied to this stimulus package. Hopefully the GOP will be able to rid this "stimulus" package of its pointless spending.
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    Re: What GOP Leaders deem wasteful in Senate stimulus bill

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    Still rabid over Bush. He's in Texas now, get over it.
    I actually live pretty close to him. Damn we got some good tax payer funded security around here now

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    mad Re: What GOP Leaders deem wasteful in Senate stimulus bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Though I agree with some of this spending I do not agree it should be tied to this stimulus package. Hopefully the GOP will be able to rid this "stimulus" package of its pointless spending.
    But then the people will see it for what it really is, frivilous spending, kickbacks, and returned favors. The whole point of hiding this spending under the name "STIMULUS" is to distract from all the favors, dealings, and payoffs the democrats are pushing through with it. This is EXACTLY the type of stuff McCain was talking about and so fervantly oppossed to. It happens from both sides but because the Dems control congress and Obama is unwilling to threaten with veto or rebuke, this type of behavior will continue, undaunted.

    This is one reason why I liked McCain. He always had the balls to speak up about this stuff even when his own team had their hand in the cookie jar.

    Where is our "change" now? Its just more of the same.

    Obama needs to veto this if it passes and take a stand if he is truly about change and not just about more of the same old guard politics which use this as a means of repaying old and creating new debts. Arnold put his foot down in Cali. If Obama did the same he would get a far better response that couldn't be so easily ignored, unlike Arnold can be in Cali. But as I see it, Obama is just about pretty speaches and hollow promises, as expected. I hope he proves me wrong.
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