I hope I just overheard this information correctly (or for that matter, maybe I should hope that it was a joke), but here it is folks:
-$650 Million Dollars for the Television Digital Converter Coupon Program.
-$700 Million Dollars for "Quit Smoking" Programs.
-$400 Million Dollars for STD Testing (Via Pelosi).
-$120 Thousand Dollars for Door Bells.
-$600 Thousand Dollars to Convert Gas Autos to Electric (At the Local Level).
-A New Dog Park.
-$600 Million Dollars for a Heritage Trail.
-Prostitute Government Aide.
-$1 Billion Dollars for Puerto Rican Solar Water Heaters (For a total of 81 Jobs).
-$4.19 Billion Dollars towards groups such as ACORN.
-$240 Million Dollars for the "Alteration of Bridges".
-$300 Million Dollars to "Combat Violence Against Women".
-An Increase in Research Grant Credit by 20% in relation to "Energy Conservation and Carbon Capture" (i.e., "Global Warming").
-$5,000 Per Dwelling Unit, in order to "Weatherize" the Unit (i.e., install a Government Controlled Thermostat System).
-$6 Billion Dollars to Renovate Universities.
-$1 Billion Dollars for University Activities.
-$50 Million Dollars to fund Art.
-$600 Million Dollars to NOAA, in order to study "Global Warming".
-$3 Billion Dollars to "Control Crime".
-The Administrator of the "Western Area Power Administration" can call up and utilize $1.75 Billion Dollars at a time, to finance any projects they
wish to implement. There is no Secretarial oversight until the amount exceeds this figure, at which time the Administrator and Secretary (Of The
Treasury) may allocate and utilize funds up to $3.25 Billion Dollars at Any One Time (Without Congressional Oversight/Approval).
-$2.83 Billion Dollars to use in Expanding WiFi and Broadband Services.
-$150 Million Dollars for "Honey Bee Insurance".
-$200 Million Dollars for Grass Seed.
-$6 Billion Dollars to turn Federal Buildings "Green" (i.e., Increase Energy Efficiency due to "Global Warming").
-$10 Million Dollars simply to inspect "Urban Canals".
-$448 Million Dollars to build a Brand New DHS Headquarters (Even though the Agency itself is only Eight Years Old, and they already have their CTC
-$248 Million Dollars to add Furniture to the Brand New DHS Headquarters.
-$224 Million Dollars to the U.S.-Mexico Water Commission.
-$200 Million Dollars for the failed Bio-Fuel idea.
-$160 Million Dollars for "Operating Expenses" of the "Corporation for National and Community Service".
-$40 Million Dollars for the "National Service Trust" of the "Corporation for National and Community Service".
-$25 Million Dollars to "Investigate and Study" River Systems, Watersheds, Bays, Harbors, etc.
-$2 Billion Dollars for Construction Projects resulting from the Aforementioned "Investigations and Studies".
-$1.9 Billion Dollars for "Operating and Maintaining" the Aforementioned "Construction Projects" (Which come about as a result of the
"Investigations and Studies").
-$25 Million Dollars for the "Regulating" of the Aforementioned "Operations and Maintenance" pertaining to the "Construction Projects" (Which
come about as a result of the "Investigations and Studies").
-$14.4 Billion Dollars to be used towards "Increasing the Efficiency" of both Commercial and Residential Buildings.
-$125 Million Dollars to "Improve" the Sewer System for Washington, D.C.
-Also, added as a particular guideline into this very same Bill, NO MONEY whatsoever may be used towards the Building, Renovation, or Maintenance of
Churches, or any Schools, Buildings, Institutions, etc. which allow for any form of Religious Worship whatsoever. Discrimination anyone?
Do not forget President Obama's "Promise", which he put forth on Tuesday, January 6th, 2009, in which he stated:
President-Elect Obama Vows NO Earmarks In Stimulus Bill
"We are going to ban all earmarks -- the process by which individual members insert pet projects without review," he explained. "We will create
an economic recovery oversight board made up of key administration officials and independent advisors to identify problems early and make sure we are
doing all we can to solve it."
You should also take heed of a fellow Democrat, Representative Jim Cooper (D) of Tennessee, who most notably stated:
Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) Reveals
The Truth About Democrat House Leadership
"Well, I probably shouldn't tell you this, but I actually got some quiet encouragement from the Obama folks for what I'm doing," said Cooper,
one of only 11 Democrats to vote against the economic stimulus plan that passed the House last week.
"They know it's a messy bill and they wanted a clean bill," he said. "Now, I got in terrible trouble with our leadership [Rep. Nancy Pelosi
(D-CA), Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), etc.] because they don't care what's in the bill, they just want it to pass and they want it to be
"They don't mind the partisan fighting cause that's what they are used to. In fact, they're really good at it -- and they're a little bit worried
about what a post-partisan future might look like," Cooper said during the radio interview. "If members actually had to read the bills and figure
out whether they are any good or not. We're just told how to vote. We're treated like mushrooms most of the time."