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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:17 PM
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House Stimulus Bill (Full Text)
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 02:18 PM by Shiver
House Stimulus Bill (Full Text)
Ryan Grim, The Huffington Post
January 24th, 2009

The 647-page House stimulus package scored the coveted designation of H.R. 1, which the Speaker reserves for her highest legislative or symbolic priority. The bill is a combination of legislation that moved this week through the Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce and Appropriations Committees. It is scheduled to be introduced Monday.

*snip*

John Maynard Keynes famously said that burying bottles of cash under ground would be a suitable -- if not ideal -- way of reducing unemployment. One person's bottle-burying earmark is another's job-creation project.

"If the Treasury were to fill old bottles with banknotes, bury them at suitable depths in disused coalmines which are then filled up to the surface with town rubbish, and leave it to private enterprise on well-tried principles of laissez faire to dig the notes up again . . . there need be no more unemployment," Keynes wrote in his work The General Theory. "It would indeed be more sensible to build houses and the like; but if there are political and practical difficulties in the way of this, the above would be better than nothing."

Is this stimulus burying bottles of cash? Or building houses and the like?


Full article, plus all 647 pages of the bill located at above link.

*****

If this has been posted before, I couldn't find it. The above link has the entire bill, both on the page and in downloadable pdf format. Anyone have time to read the whole thing? I'm up to page sixty-three...
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:19 PM
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1. Thanks for posting. I was looking for this!
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:20 PM
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2. No problem, I thought people would like to see it
:hi:
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:40 PM
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3. .
:kick:
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:11 PM
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4. Page fourteen


1 SEC. 1112. ADDITIONAL ASSURANCE OF APPROPRIATE USE

2 OF FUNDS.

3 None of the funds provided by this Act may be made

4 available to the State of Illinois, or any agency of the

5 State, unless (1) the use of such funds by the State is

6 approved in legislation enacted by the State after the date

7 of the enactment of this Act, or (2) Rod R. Blagojevich

8 no longer holds the office of Governor of the State of Illi-

9 nois. The preceding sentence shall not apply to any funds

10 provided directly to a unit of local government (1) by a

11 Federal department or agency, or (2) by an established

12 formula from the State.




Is it odd that I find this bit kinda funny?
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:12 PM
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5. Damn! Talk about a freaking call-out
In a piece of Federal legislation, no less.
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:31 PM
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6. And for some reason
it had me laughing for twenty minutes straight. :rofl:
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:04 PM
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8. !! If it passes, he will make it into the congressional record :)
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dascientist Donating Member (385 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 05:34 PM
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23. MUHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:57 PM
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7. I just reached page 102
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 03:58 PM by Shiver
And realized I partially understand most of what I'm reading... and staring at the screen like this for so long is giving me a headache...
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:49 PM
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11. One last kick...
:kick:
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Hope And Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:15 PM
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9. K & R!
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:03 PM
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10. A partial summary....
Infrastructure
$32 billion to transform the nation's energy transmission, distribution, and production systems
$16 billion to repair public housing and make key energy efficiency retrofits.
$6 billion to weatherize modest-income homes
$10 billion for science facilities, research, and instrumentation
$6 billion to expand broadband internet access
$30 billion for highway construction
$31 billion to modernize federal and other public infrastructure
$19 billion for clean water, flood control, and environmental restoration investments
$10 billion for transit and rail
$14 billion for School Modernization and Repair Program
$6 billion for higher education modernization
$20 billion for health information technology


$200 billion total

Tax cuts
$87 billion for a temporary increase in the Medicaid matching rate.
$43 billion for increased unemployment benefits and job training
$39 billion helping with healthcare under COBRA and providing short-term options to be covered by Medicaid.
$79 billion in state fiscal relief to prevent cutbacks to key services
$4.1 billion to provide for preventative care and to evaluate the most effective healthcare treatments
$15.6 billion to increase the Pell grant by $500
$4 billion for state and local law enforcement funding.
$27 billion to local school districts through
$20 billion to increase the food stamp benefit by over 13% in order to help defray rising food costs.


$275 billion total

Oversight:
Department of AgricultureOffice of Inspector General, $22,500,000.
Department of CommerceOffice of Inspector General, $10,000,000.
Department of DefenseOffice of the Inspector General, $15,000,000.
Department of EducationDepartmental ManagementOffice of the Inspector General, $14,000,000.
Department of EnergyOffice of Inspector General, $15,000,000.
Department of Health and Human ServicesOffice of the SecretaryOffice of Inspector General, $19,000,000.
Department of Homeland SecurityOffice of Inspector General, $2,000,000.
Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentManagement and AdministrationOffice of Inspector General, $15,000,000.
Department of the InteriorOffice of Inspector General, $15,000,000.
Department of JusticeOffice of Inspector General, $2,000,000.
Department of LaborDepartmental ManagementOffice of Inspector General, $6,000,000.
Department of TransportationOffice of Inspector General, $20,000,000.
Department of Veterans AffairsOffice of Inspector General, $1,000,000.
Environmental Protection AgencyOffice of Inspector General, $20,000,000.
General Services AdministrationGeneral ActivitiesOffice of Inspector General, $15,000,000.
National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationOffice of Inspector General, $2,000,000.
National Science FoundationOffice of Inspector General, $2,000,000.
Small Business AdministrationOffice of Inspector General, $10,000,000.
Social Security AdministrationOffice of Inspector General, $2,000,000.
Corporation for National and Community ServiceOffice of Inspector General, $1,000,000.
Government Accountability OfficeSalaries and Expenses, $25,000,000, for oversight activities relating to this Act.


$233,500,000 in oversight funds relating to this act.


$475,233,500,000 accounted for as of page 408. I may have missed some things, though. I have a headache...
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 01:37 AM
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19. So how is a tax cut going to provide $4 billion in state and local law enforcement funding>
Inquiring minds want to know....
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:38 AM
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20. My fault. It says "tax-cut" when I should have said "tax-related" or "tax-relief"
From the Appropriations Committee in-house summary:

Save Public Sector Jobs and Protect Vital Services: We will provide relief to states, so they can continue to employ teachers, firefighters and police officers and provide vital services without having to unnecessarily raise middle class taxes.

$87 billion for a temporary increase in the Medicaid matching rate.

$4 billion for state and local law enforcement funding.

*snip*

State and Local Law Enforcement: $4 billion to support state and local law enforcement including $3 billion for the Byrne Justice Assistance formula grants to support local law enforcement efforts with equipment and operating costs, and $1 billion for the COPS hiring grant program, to hire about 13,000 new police officers for three years. The grantee is responsible for at least 25% in matching funds and must commit to use their own funds to keep the officer on board in the fourth year.


Full summary located here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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pkz Donating Member (595 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:05 PM
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12. here's the "in-house" summary
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:14 PM
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13. I saw that, yeah
Wish I'd seen it before I read through all 647 pages of the bill and compiled my own lists...
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:15 PM
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14. OKay...I'm missing where the downloadable pdf is?
...sorry for being in idiot..can someone point it out?
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:19 PM
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15. Click the link in the OP
The link for the PDF is in the second paragraph on the Huffington post website. :hi:
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:24 PM
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16. Got it! Thanks!
Cheers!
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:48 AM
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17. thanks! I have to bookmark this
sucker for a time when I can maybe comprehend some of it.
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:56 AM
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18. Thanks. Useful post.
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 08:24 AM
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21. For the record
I do agree with you, from the other thread, that there needs to be more infrastructure spending - at least double what they have now. It's a good start, but it needs to be bigger. My hope is that this is just the beginning.
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 04:15 PM
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22. What the hell
Kick for a new day.
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