Wednesday, February 04, 2009

More Porkulus Tidbits

Via Malkin, from Sen. Coburn's hardworking staff, we learn that Porkulus will fund:

$2 billion earmark to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero emissions coal power plant in Illinois that the Dept. of Energy defunded last year because the project was inefficient [!!]

$448 million for constructing the Dept. of Homeland Security headquarters [and] $248 million for furniture at the new Dept. of Homeland Security headquarters

$400 million for the CDC to screen and prevent STD’s [I still think this is Gardasil redux]

$25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction

$1.2 billion for “youth activities,” including youth summer job programs

State Medicaid Bailout: $87.7 billion. Through 3 different mechanisms, the bill would provide additional federal funds to state Medicaid programs over the next 3 years. This is nearly $70 billion more than the governors asked President Obama for in December

Oh, yah.


Scott said...

So what's your point?

Billiam said...

Scott, I'd guess the point is Pork rather than Stimulus.