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January 30, 2009, 10:27:03 PM
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February 08, 2009, 12:27:49 AM
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boomer

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http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/07/stimulus.cuts/index.html

(CNN) -- A coalition of Democrats and some Republicans reached a compromise that trimmed billions in spending from an earlier version of the Senate economic stimulus bill.  CNN obtained, from a Democratic leadership aide, a list of some programs that have been cut, either entirely or partially:

Partially cut:

• $3.5 billion for energy-efficient federal buildings (original bill $7 billion)

• $75 million from Smithsonian (original bill $150 million)

• $200 million from Environmental Protection Agency Superfund (original bill $800 million)

• $100 million from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (original bill $427 million)

• $100 million from law enforcement wireless (original bill $200 million)

• $300 million from federal fleet of hybrid vehicles (original bill $600 million)

• $100 million from FBI construction (original bill $400 million)

Fully eliminated

• $55 million for historic preservation

• $122 million for Coast Guard polar icebreaker/cutters

• $100 million for Farm Service Agency modernization

 • $50 million for Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service

• $65 million for watershed rehabilitation

• $100 million for distance learning

• $98 million for school nutrition

• $50 million for aquaculture

• $2 billion for broadband

• $100 million for National Institute of Standards and Technology

• $50 million for detention trustee

• $25 million for Marshalls Construction

• $300 million for federal prisons

• $300 million for BYRNE Formula grant program

• $140 million for BYRNE Competitive grant program

• $10 million state and local law enforcement

• $50 million for NASA

• $50 million for aeronautics

• $50 million for exploration

• $50 million for Cross Agency Support

• $200 million for National Science Foundation

• $100 million for science

• $1 billion for Energy Loan Guarantees

• $4.5 billion for General Services Administration

• $89 million General Services Administration operations

• $50 million from Department of Homeland Security

• $200 million Transportation Security Administration

• $122 million for Coast Guard Cutters, modifies use

• $25 million for Fish and Wildlife

• $55 million for historic preservation

• $20 million for working capital fund

• $165 million for Forest Service capital improvement

• $90 million for State and Private Wildlife Fire Management

• $1 billion for Head Start/Early Start

• $5.8 billion for Health Prevention Activity

• $2 billion for Health Information Technology Grants

• $600 million for Title I (No Child Left Behind)

• $16 billion for school construction

• $3.5 billion for higher education construction

• $1.25 billion for project based rental

• $2.25 billion for Neighborhood Stabilization

 • $1.2 billion for retrofitting Project 8 housing

• $40 billion for state fiscal stabilization (includes $7.5 billion of state incentive grants)

February 25, 2009, 06:19:56 AM
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Trelly


• $98 million for school nutrition
• $2 billion for broadband
• $2.25 billion for Neighborhood Stabilization
• $16 billion for school construction
• $3.5 billion for higher education construction
• $100 million for science
• $300 million from federal fleet of hybrid vehicles (original bill $600 million)
• $3.5 billion for energy-efficient federal buildings (original bill $7 billion)

None of those could possibly have any long term benefits....  ::)  ::)


February 25, 2009, 02:55:53 PM
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Shali


Lemme see... education, broader access to the internet, science, and energy efficiency.. no long-term benefits? Really?

February 25, 2009, 04:19:20 PM
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YoungMuney


central planning can never gauge market interest.

February 25, 2009, 06:36:48 PM
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Trelly


Lemme see... education, broader access to the internet, science, and energy efficiency.. no long-term benefits? Really?

lol my maximum sarcasm didn't portray well ;) I think it's ridiculous that they cut those. Central planning doesn't gauge market interest, but this stuff should be undoubtedly funded. Can't get an education without either a several 100K debt or government funding. I would rather my tax dollars go towards feeding some kid and putting him/her through school than Blackwater and Senator Escalades.

February 25, 2009, 07:07:10 PM
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Lemme see... education, broader access to the internet, science, and energy efficiency.. no long-term benefits? Really?

lol my maximum sarcasm didn't portray well ;) I think it's ridiculous that they cut those. Central planning doesn't gauge market interest, but this stuff should be undoubtedly funded. Can't get an education without either a several 100K debt or government funding. I would rather my tax dollars go towards feeding some kid and putting him/her through school than Blackwater and Senator Escalades.

I agree with your last sentence.
however
i dont believe government should take from one group to give to another, under any circumstance with the exception of national security, and on that front the last JUSTIFIED war was WWII IMO