Monday, February 09, 2009

A Tree Grows in Chi-town

ACORN. We've heard this before. Only difference is the $4.1 billion price tag. I don't need to explain where that "stimulus" goes. Other than that, SOP:
$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts
$380 million in the Senate bill for the Women, Infants and Children program
$300 million for grants to combat violence against women
$2 billion for federal child-care block grants
$6 billion for university building projects
$15 billion for boosting Pell Grant college scholarships
$4 billion for job-training programs, including $1.2 billion for “youths” up to the age of 24
$1 billion for community-development block grants
$4.2 billion for “neighborhood stabilization activities”
$650 million for digital-TV coupons; $90 million to educate “vulnerable populations”


This is more and more looking like Christa McAuliffe pushing all the buttons.

8 comments:

Lost Cause said...

First, it is false that Acorn is getting $5 billion. Does it even make sense that so much money could go to such a group? Use your common sense before you go repeating such falsehoods. http://mediamatters.org/items/200901290026

Rob Dawg said...

Agreed. $5b to ACORN is not true. I said $4.1b and it is in the Senate bill.

Rob Dawg said...

The surprise bomb here may be if bond holders are impaired. My expectation however is that even the stockholders will be protected.

Property Flopper said...

Here's one for ya:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/02/09/state/n154650S96.DTL&tsp=1

CA ordered to reduce it's prison population. Can't wait to see the union scream about that one.

Captain Nemo said...

The 3-strikes law should be abolished. The only reason for this law is to increase the prison population and hence increase the earnings (both direct and indirect) of the prison officers.

Lex said...

$21 billion for Pell/Univ construction, otherwise known as the Maintenance of Absurd Tuition Levels Act.

Congress hasn't learned anything from underwriting the mortgage industry. If you want college costs to fall, stop making it "cheap" to attend.

Pleather Murse said...

Sounds like a good time to back to school and get yet another degree. Maybe get some job training or get an NEA grant to do a wall mural on the new building at the university, maybe to call attention to the pandemic of violence against women.

sm_landlord said...

But... but...

The president was on TV last night vehemently declaring that there is no pork in this bill. He says that since there are no earmarks(?) there must be no pork!

Orwellian.