Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Ladywriter

stumulus package crap

14 posts in this topic

figured we needed a dumping grounds for this crap

I'll toss this out there...

December 29, 2008

WAbCvc0ylqM

Jan 26, 2009

:corner:

Pchan likes this

                                               gallery_3_22_21209.jpg

                                               Look at the flowers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Dang ...


I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

omg seriously fuck the republicans

they're gonna say no regardless

a hundred thousand jobs axed this week

a million ppl w/o power tonight cuz of this storm. even Obama was like wtf my kids had no school today cuz of some ice

fuck the 3rd of tax cuts and put the money in fuckin infrastructure. more jobs will spring up around these different projects cuz workers always need a place to eat lunch.

the repugs had their chance so fuck em.

time to send some emails :smoke2:


                                               gallery_3_22_21209.jpg

                                               Look at the flowers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

55APpaSue_I



2L8Z-Npp9s



J4b5Zyr-mbo


you can see where repug priorities lie, in their bank book and status


its off to the senate and I hope they fix it
if they do they can strike this pose :cape:

                                               gallery_3_22_21209.jpg

                                               Look at the flowers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks again W


                                               gallery_3_22_21209.jpg

                                               Look at the flowers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He was wrong. Someone has done it before. Germany did it in the 1920's and it caused hyperinflation. At its worst point, 4.2 trillion marks was worth $1 USD.


dvabanner.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

of course he was misinformed its fox news X'D


                                               gallery_3_22_21209.jpg

                                               Look at the flowers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

this has turned into a 900 billion dollar joke... or nightmare depending on yer perspective -_-;

UI0cRcwkk7I


                                               gallery_3_22_21209.jpg

                                               Look at the flowers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

reality check

I'll be watching the senate battle on CSPN2 today

Obama wants it passed today

...

I don't

I don't agree w/ repugs "throw it out and start over" or McCaine's stupid fuckin amendment

BUT

its too big

there's shit in there that don't belong in a stimulus bill ex housing shit will be taken care of in a separate bill next week


                                               gallery_3_22_21209.jpg

                                               Look at the flowers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted by Steve Benen, Washington Monthly

You've probably seen/heard similar assessments of the stimulus debate this week, but I found Rachel Maddow's take especially compelling


                                               gallery_3_22_21209.jpg

                                               Look at the flowers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Winners and losers in the final stimulus bill

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Here is a breakdown of who gained, who lost and who survived in the final economic stimulus bill that the House and Senate are expected to vote on Friday:

Winners

High-speed and inner-city rail: Went from $300 million in House bill to $2.25 billion in Senate to $8 billion in final version. There also is a $6.9 billion provision for public transit.

Amtrak: Picked up $500 million from both House and Senate versions to total $1.3 billion. The bill stipulates that no more than 60 percent can go to the Northeast Corridor.

National Institutes of Health: Ends up with $10 billion in the final bill. The House proposed $3.5 billion and the Senate wanted $10 billion -- $8.2 billion goes to the NIH director for his discretion.

Government oversight: Board to oversee stimulus bill spending will get $84 million to do the job. House bill allocated $14 million while the Senate bill called for $7 million. There is also more than $100 million more for various inspectors general in different agencies.

NASA: Banked just more than $2 billion, including $400,000 for science/global-warming research.

Losers

Veterans: Nearly all items for Veterans Affairs were reduced and the $2 billion the Senate wanted for VA construction was wiped out altogether. The VA did get one thing: $1 billion for medical facilities renovation and retooling.

Military construction: Cut and put into a general pot, a change from targeted money for each branch of the services. Army construction alone went from $600 million in the Senate and $900 million in the House to $180 million in the final bill. But negotiators compromised over a general military construction fund -- the House wanted $3.75 billion while the Senate allocated $118 million and settled on $1.45 billion for all services.

FBI: Senate had allocated $475 million but all was cut out of final bill.

Survivors

Pandemic flu research: Although senators agreed it wouldn't produce jobs, it's getting $50 million in the final bill, down from nearly $900 million. video.gifWatch the latest on the stimulus bill »

Damage control

Foreclosures: $2 billion is set for a neighborhood stabilization program that helps areas plagued with foreclosures by buying back properties and preventing blight.

Homeless: $1.5 billion is directed to homelessness prevention.

Passports: $90 million is going to the State Department to deal with domestic facilities that deal with passports and training.

Social Security: $500 million goes to replace its 30-year-old computer system.

Tax breaks

Car buyers: Anyone who buys a new car in 2009 gets to deduct the sales tax. To qualify, buyer must make less than $125,000 individually or $250,000 jointly. Cost is $1.7 billion.

Homebuyers: First-time homebuyers who purchase this calendar year get an $8,000 tax credit which does not have to be repaid like a similar measure last year. This phases out for people making more than $75,000 individually or $150,000 jointly. "First-time homebuyer" is defined as someone who has not owned a home for the past three years. Cost: $6.63 billion.

Paying for college

Pell grants: will increase to a maximum of $5,350 per student in 2009-2010 year thanks to two provisions in the stimulus.

Tax credits: Individuals making less than $80,000 or families making less than $160,000 can get up to $2,500 in tax credits for college tuition. 40 percent ($1,000) of the credit is refundable. Cost: $13.9 billion over 10 years.

Making work pay

Tax credits: Anyone making $75,000 individually or $150,000 as a family will get refundable tax credit up to $400 per person or $800 per family.


                                               gallery_3_22_21209.jpg

                                               Look at the flowers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good news! Earlier today, President Obama signed the economic

stimulus bill into law with the majority of the funding for

clean energy and other key green initiatives intact.

This is truly good news for both our economy and our

environment.

I want to thank you again for helping to make this possible. The

SaveOurEnvironment.org community barraged its members of

Congress with tens of thousands of emails in support of the

green investments. The donations we received also enabled us to

keep the pressure on Congress to protect the crucial green

investments until the bitter end.

Here are a few more details on how the final economic stimulus

bill will help bolster our economy while protecting our

environment, reducing our dependence on foreign oil, and cutting

global warming pollution.

* The $26.86 billion investment in energy efficiency will help

to kick-start the economy by creating more than half a million

jobs and saving hundreds of billion of dollars in wasted energy

costs;

* The $18.95 billion it includes for green transportation,

including public transit and high-speed rail projects, will put

more than 300,000 people to work building the transportation

solutions we need to cut greenhouse gas pollution; and

* The $32.80 billion the bill includes for clean energy

projects will help significantly reduce global warming pollution

and cut down on pollution to rivers, lakes, and coastal waters,

making them safe for drinking water, swimming, and fishing.

This is an important first step towards rebuilding our economy

while protecting our planet.

You've been an incredible ally in this struggle. Thank you again

for helping to ensure that our country makes the right

investments in our future when we need them most.

Feel free to share the good news!

Sincerely,

Michael Town

Campaign Director, SaveOurEnvironment.org

info@saveourenvironment.org


                                               gallery_3_22_21209.jpg

                                               Look at the flowers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0