Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Senate Passes $838B Flaccidity Bill

By a vote of 61-37. That's 61 traitors, who should be tried and made to pay the bill out of their own pockets.

A small selection of the payoffs and outright waste this massive theft of taxpayer money is about to produce:
    * $2 billion earmark for FutureGen near zero emissions powerplant in Mattoon, IL
    * $39 billion slush fund for “state fiscal stabilization” bailout
    * $5.5 billion for making federal buildings “green” (including $448 million for DHS HQ)
    * $200 million for workplace safety in USDA facilities
    * $275 million for flood prevention
    * $65 million for watershed rehabilitation
    * $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges and libraries
    * $650 million for the DTV transition coupon program
    * $307 million for constructing NIST office buildings
    * $1 billion for administrative costs and construction of NOAA office buildings
    * $100 million for constructing U.S. Marshalls office buildings
    * $300 million for constructing FBI office buildings
    * $800 million for constructing Federal Prison System buildings and facilities
    * $10 million to fight Mexican gunrunners
    * $1.3 billion for NASA (including $450 million for “science” at NASA)
    * $100 million to clean up sites used in early U.S. atomic energy program
    * $10 million for urban canals
    * $2 billion for manufacturing advanced batteries for hybrid cars
    * $1.5 billion for carbon capture projects under sec. 703 of P.L. 110-140 (though section only authorizes $1 billion for five years)
    * $300 million for hybrid and electric cars for federal employees
    * $198 million to design and furnish the DHS headquarters
    * $255 million for “priority procurements” at Coast Guard (polar ice breaker)
    * $500 million for State and local fire stations
    * $180 million for construction of Bureau of Land Management facilities
    * $500 million for wildland fire management
    * $110 million for construction for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    * $522 million for construction for the Bureau of Indian Affairs
    * $650 million for abandoned mine sites
    * $75 million for the Smithsonian Institution
    * $1.2 billion for summer jobs for youth
    * $412 million for CDC headquarters
    * $500 million earmark for NIH facilities in Bethesda, MD
    * $160 million for “volunteers” at the Corp. for National and Community Service
    * $750 earmark for the National Computer Center in MD
    * $224 million for International Boundary and Water Commission – U.S. and Mexico
    * $850 million for Amtrak
    * $100 million for lead paint hazard reduction
Time to bring out the pitchforks and torches.


Robert Winefield said...

I think my next science project will be to reanimate the statue of Lincoln and have him plant his marble boot in the guilty parties in their private parts.

I wonder if I can get funding from the NIH to do this... Some sort of cancer removal technique perhaps...

Ugh! Just when I'm about to get a Green Card this *$@# happens.

PC said...

Careful, Robert, you don't know who's monitoring these places for unpatriotic, which is to say anti-Messiah, sentiments.

Jeff Perren said...

Interesting you should say that, PC, even in jest. I've actually had some recent visits first time visits from several govt agencies, like the USDA (after posting about Obama and pork). Kinda makes you go hmmm...