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Only $30 Billion to Infrastructure

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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 10:49 AM
What's the deal? Obama touted this massive amount of Infrastructure rehab and new construction that would create a plethora of jobs.

Guess what? Only $30 Billion is set aside for Obamas great infrastructure project. That is only 3% of the roughly $900 billion in the Stimulus Pork Package. This is outrageous. So much for revitalizing the steel and construction industries.

The recent proposal distributed by congressional Democrats will provide only an additional $15 billion in 2009 and 2010 for road construction and repair. And of that $30 billion total provided, some funds are earmarked for narrow uses such as technology training or construction of roads on Indian reservations and in national parks.

Compare that $30 billion allocated in this bill to the most expensive road project in U.S. history – the infamous “Big Dig” of Massachusetts. The final tally puts the cost of this road project to $15 billion and estimates say it will end up costing $22 billion by the year 2038. The $30 billion in this package would just be enough to cover the costs of that one project and a few smaller plans.

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, seems to hit the nail on the head with this quote.

“Again, what you see in Democrat bill is 14 years of pent-up demand to increase the size, scope, power and expense of the federal government,” Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, said to BMI. “What are they are doing within this bill, which they parade under the title of ‘stimulus,’ is fund 150 different federal programs – 32 brand-new programs, 19 programs which OMB [Office of Management and Budget] has labeled as ineffective or shown no results.”

posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 11:20 AM
posted for dramatic effect.

That's a tiny piece of the pie given all of the Obama hype about road construction.

posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 11:22 AM
Here's where some of the money is going. None of these things will stimulate the economy.

$43 billion to extend unemployment benefits.
That will just keep people poor. It doesn't stimulate anything.

$20 billion increase in welfare benefits.
Just keeps poor people poor.

$40 billion to subsidize health care for unemployed.
Stimulates insurance companies that offer COBRA

$87 billion for Medicaid

$41 billion in grants to local schools.

$16 billion to boost Pel Grants

posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 11:25 AM
Supposedly there will be a larger infrastructure bill coming down the pike. In other words, we aren't done spending yet.

posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 11:35 AM
That tricky money tree can't grow fast enough.
Spend Spend Spend. Something is bound to help create a minimum wage job somewhere.

posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 11:46 AM
And dont forget the 300 million + for contraceptives!

I guess thats where this package gets the name "Stimulus"

posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 12:00 PM
Let's not forget the $400 billion for Global Warming Research. The only person that will stimulate is Al Gore.

Most leading experts assert that the Earth is cooling.

The Amazing Story Behind Tho Global Warming Scam

posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 05:53 PM
Hey what a big waste of money anyway..

Stop living in a box, whats gonna happen if you keep spending billions on the same roads & infastructure that use the same oil driven foriegn produced autos?

Stop asking them to dig deeper.

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