The “American Government Gone Mad” Recovery Act of 2009 – A Breakdown of What We Know So Far

4161The stimulus bill (H. R. 1) that left the House at 820 billion and quickly gained weight in the Senate to the tune of an additional 120 billion has now been relieved of that added pork and then some, but it is still NOT enough. My figures show it currently at 714, 516, 050 billion, however natl media is reporting it near 780 billion. Some of the appropriations are still held up in the Senate and have not made it to the final tally column yet. Those items listed are showing as [up for discussion]. I have placed the Excel Speadsheet in the BOX.NET widget for easy download.

What I can clearly see, from this extravaganza of a “Government Spending Spree”, is the fact that nearly 2/3 of the spending in this bill will not even hit the economy until late 2010 and in some cases, not until 2015 or later. 

Thus, I can only conclude the we should all be: “Looking for tax increases and interest rate increases” in the near future as we did under the Carter & Clinton Administrations. Now, there’s a plan for jump starting the economy we “CAN’T” believe in.

200+ years of history have repeatedly proven that this type of spending does nothing to stimulate ANYTHING BUT GOVERNMENT. I wonder how many years we will have to endure? 2 or 4? I am praying for the lessor of the 2 evils.

UPDATE:   It seems that Senate leader “Dirty” Harry Reid is refusing to allow a vote on an amendment to the stimulus, SA 239, cosponsored by GOP Senator Jeff Sessions and Democratic Senator Ben Nelson.  This amendment would require any entity that recieves funds from this pkg to use the federal E-Verify citizen check system so that none of the funding would go to illegal immigrants.

The House passed their version of the E-Verfy amendment by a vote of  407-2, so what happened and why did it not make it into the Senate bill?

“Dirty Harry, I have a question for you:  Did you forget you were working for US CITIZENS? There is still time for you to do what is right by the people of the United States of America. The time has come for you to either stand with us or resign”

Senator Harry Reid: 1-800-459-1887  or  1-202-224-3542  don’t be afraid to let him know how you feel about the E-Verify issue.


Back during The Great Depression, President Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of ALL illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American citizens that desperately needed work. 

Harry Truman deported over two million Illegal’s after WWII to create jobs for returning veterans. 

Then again in 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower deported 13 million Mexican nationals!  The program was called ‘Operation Wetback’ so that American WWII and Korean veterans had a better chance at jobs.  It took 2 Years, but they deported them!  Now, if they could deport the illegal’s back then, they can sure do it today!!  lf you have doubts about the veracity of this information, enter Operation Wetback into your favorite search engine and confirm it for yourself. 

Reminder.  Don’t forget to pay your taxes… 12 million Illegal Aliens are depending on you.

hat-fedoraHat tip to Mar, thx for another tidbit of history revived!


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 – does this mean they finally are admitting that “Global Warming” is a myth they created?

• $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 – Now how is this going to affect their goal of closing Gitmo? hmmm

• $300 million for BYRNE Formula grant program

• $140 million for BYRNE Competitive grant program

• $10 million state and local law enforcement – nothing like totally elimaninting funding to hire more law enforement to keep our communities safe. What kind of message is this sending?

• $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)




1 Peter 5: 1-3   ~   To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ’s sufferings and one who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
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