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February 6, 2009

The Senate Stimulus Deal and Republican Priorities

-- by Dave Johnson

To get a few Republican votes to stop a filibuster and actually pass a bill to save the economy, here is what has changed:

Latest Cuts To The Stim Package: Head Start, Child Nutrition, Food Stamps Public Transit | The Plum Line,

REMOVED money for:

Head Start
Education for the Disadvantaged
School improvement
Child Nutrition
Firefighters
Transportation Security Administration
Coast Guard
Prisons
Police
Violence Against Women
NASA
National Science Foundation
Western Area Power Administration
CDC
Food Stamps

REDUCED money for:

Public Transit $3.4 billion
School Construction $60 billion


INCREASED money for:

Defense operations and procurement
STAG Grants
Brownfields
Additional transportation funding

Also, reduced tax cuts for lower incomes.

Posted by Dave Johnson at February 6, 2009 8:50 PM


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