The “stimulus” bill will be voted on today! This is our last chance to defeat it. Please call your Members of Congress and urge them to vote “No”. A list of wasteful and non-stimulative spending projects is listed below. Feel free to mention a few of them when you make your call.
Please call your Members of Congress right away and ask them to VOTE “NO” on the “stimulus”!
Call Senator Barbara Boxer at (202) 224-3553.
Call Senator Dianne Feinstein at (202) 224-3841.
Wasteful and Non-Stimulative Spending in the House-Senate Conference Report:
$24 million for USDA buildings and rent
$176 million for renovating Agricultural Research Service buildings
$290 million for flood prevention activities
$50 million for watershed rehabilitation
$1.4 billion for wastewater disposal programs
$295 million for administrative expenses associated with food stamp program
$1 billion for the 2010 Census
$200 million for public computer centers at community colleges and libraries
$650 million for the DTV converter box coupon program
$360 million for construction of NIST buildings
$830 million for NOAA research and facilities
$2 billion for Byrne JAG program
$10 million to combat Mexican gunrunners
$125 million for rural communities to combat drug crimes
$1 billion for the COPS program
$1 billion for NASA
$300 million to purchase scientific instruments for colleges and museums
$400 million for equipment and facilities at the NSF $3.7 billion to conduct “green” renovations on military bases $375 million for Mississippi River projects $10 million for urban canals $5 billion for weatherizing buildings $2 billion to develop advanced batteries for hybrid cars $3.4 billion for fossil energy research (possibly including an earmark for FutureGen) $5.1 billion for environmental cleanup around military bases $5.5 billion for “green” federal buildings $300 million for “green” cars for federal employees $20 million for IT upgrades at the Small Business Administration $200 million to design and furnish DHS headquarters $98 million earmark for a polar icebreaker $210 million for State and local fire stations $125 million to restore trails and abandoned mines $146 million for trail maintenance at National Park Service sites $140 million for volcano monitoring systems $600 million for the EPA Superfund environmental cleanup program $200 million to clean up leaking underground storage tanks $500 million for forest health and wildfire prevention $25 million for the Smithsonian Institution $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts $1.2 billion for “youth activities” (for “youth” up to 24 years old) $500 million earmark for NIH facilities in Bethesda, MD $1 billion for Head Start $32 million for home-delivered nutrition services $160 million for volunteer programs at the Corporation for National and Community Service $500 million earmark for the SSA National Computer Center in MD $220 million for the International Boundary and Water Commission, U.S. and Mexico $8 billion for high-speed railway (including an earmark for Harry Reid’s LA to Las Vegas MagLev) $1.3 billion for Amtrak Bloated government budgets simply don’t make economies soar. Spending willy-nilly didn’t work in the 1970s, the last time Washington tried spending its way out of a slump. It won’t work now. Sincerely, Your NTU Grassroots Action Team