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Information on US Stimulus Bill......very long..

Posted by fayeroe on February 16, 2009, at 12:01:30


THE STIMULUS PLAN: HOW TO SPEND $787 BILLION

By FARHANA HOSSAIN, AMANDA COX, JOHN McGRATH and STEPHAN WEITBURG
New York Times
February 14, 2009

A detailed look at the final package passed by Congress, based on
estimates by House and Senate committees and the Congressional Budget
Office.

New tax credit for workers: » $116.2 billion

Health/Aid to States: Help states with Medicaid cost $87.1
billion

Tax Cuts for Individuals: Extend patch for the alternative minimum
tax » $69.8 billion

Education and Job Training/Aid to States: Help states prevent cuts
to essential services like education » $53.6 billion

Unemployment: Extend and increase unemployment compensation »
$35.8 billion

Transportation: Provide money for highways and bridge »
$27.5 billion

Health/Unemployment: Health coverage under Cobra » $25.1
billion

Aid to Individuals Increase food assistance: » $20.9
billion

Health: Incentives to Medicaid and Medicare providers to adopt
health information technology $17.2 billion

Education and Job Training/Aid to Individuals: Increase the
maximum Pell Grant by $500, from $4,850 to $5,350 $15.6 billion

Tax Cuts for Individuals: Expand eligibility for Child Tax Credit
» $14.8 billion

Aid to Individuals: Provide cash payment to seniors, disabled
veterans and other needy individuals » $14.4 billion

Tax Cuts for Businesses/Energy: Expand tax incentives for
renewable energy facilities » $14.0 billion

Education and Job Training/Tax Cuts for Individuals: Expand higher
education tax credits » $13.9 billion

Education and Job Training: Provide additional money to schools
serving low-income children » $13.0 billion

Education and Job Training: Provide additional money for special
education » $12.2 billion

Energy: Modernize the electric grid » $11.0 billion

Aid to States/Education and Job Training: Create new bonds for
improvements in public education » $10.9 billion

Health/ Science and Research: Provide additional financing to the
National Institutes of Health for research and infrastructure »
$10.0 billion

Transportation: Invest in rail transportation » $9.3
billion

Transportation: Invest in public transit » $8.4 billion

Housing/Tax Cuts for Individuals: Incentive for first-time
homebuyers » $6.6 billion

Aid to States: Incentives for economic recovery in distressed
areas » $6.5 billion

Energy: Provide grants to cities, counties and states to increase
energy efficiency $6.3 billion

Energy: Provide additional financing for Innovative Energy Loan
Guarantee program » $6.0 billion

Environment: Clean up sites formerly used by the Defense
Department $6.0 billion

Environment: Finance local water projects » $6.0 billion

Tax Cuts for Businesses: Extension of bonus depreciation »
$5.9 billion

Energy/Aid to Individuals: Increase financing for home
weatherization program » $5.0 billion

Unemployment: Exempt unemployment compensation » $4.7
billion

Tax Cuts for Individuals: Increase Earned Income Tax Credit»
$4.7 billion

Infrastructure: Provide additional money to the Army Corps of
Engineers » $4.6 billion

Energy: Increase energy efficiency in federal buildings
$4.5 billion

Infrastructure: Create new program to expand broadband access »
$4.5 billion

Aid to States: Create a tax credit bond option for state and
local governments » $4.3 billion

Aid to States/ Unemployment: Give states aid to properly
administer unemployment compensation » $4.2 billion

Infrastructure: Make military facilities more energy efficient
$4.2 billion

Aid to States: Provide additional financing for state and local
law enforcement » $4.0 billion

Energy/Infrastructure/Housing: Repair and modernize public housing
units $4.0 billion

Education and Job Training: Finance job training programs »
$4.0 billion

Energy: Invest in fossil energy » $3.4 billion

Tax Cuts for Businesses: Expand deduction limits for banks buying
bonds » $3.2 billion

Tax Cuts for Businesses: Provide tax break to General Motors »
$3.2 billion

Infrastructure: Repair and improve facilities on public lands and
parks $3.1 billion

Science and Research: Provide additional financing for the National
Science Foundation » $3.0 billion

Infrastructure: Provide additional money to the Department of
Homeland Security » $2.8 billion

Aid to States: Increase block grants for welfare program »
$2.7 billion

Energy/ Science and Research: Conduct energy efficiency and
renewable energy research $2.5 billion

Infrastructure/ Rural Assistance: Provide additional financing to
improve communications in rural areas » $2.5 billion

Housing: Help states and local governments acquire and repair low-income
housing » $2.4 billion

Health Infrastructure: Improve Defense Department facilities
related to the quality of life » $2.3 billion

Education and Job Training: Increase financing for Head Start and
Early Head Start » $2.1 billion

Energy/Tax Cuts for Individuals: Increase tax credits for residential
energy efficiency improvements » $2.0 billion

Energy/Tax Cuts for Individuals: Incentive for alternative vehicle
» $2.0 billion

Health: Provide additional financing for the Office of the
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology $2.0
billion

Housing: Make full-year payments to owners receiving Section 8
housing vouchers $2.0 billion

Aid to Individuals : Provide additional child care » $2.0
billion

Energy: Support battery manufacturing » $2.0 billion

Housing: Redevelop abandoned and foreclosed homes $2.0
billion

Health/Infrastructure: Finance renovations and technology upgrade at
community health centers $2.0 billion

Energy/Science and Research: Provide additional financing for
science and research at the Department of Energy » $2.0 billion

Tax Cuts for Individuals: Incentive for car buyers » $1.7
billion

Tax Cuts for Businesses; Energy Incentive for advanced energy
investment » $1.6 billion

Tax Cuts for Businesses Delay recognition of certain cancellation
of debt income » $1.6 billion

Aid to States; Unemployment Expand Trade Adjustment Assistance
program » $1.6 billion

Housing/Reduce homelessness » $1.5 billion

Transportation: Invest in local transportation projects »
$1.5 billion

Aid to States; Energy Authorize more state and local bonds for
energy-related purposes » $1.4 billion

Environment; Rural Assistance Finance rural water and waste
facilities » $1.4 billion

Transportation: Invest in air transportation » $1.3 billion

Health: Extend Transitional Medical Assistance program »
$1.3 billion

Environment: Finance national environmental cleanup » $1.2
billion

Health/Infrastructure: Construct and repair veterans' hospitals
and cemeteries $1.2 billion

Science and Research: Compare the effectiveness of medical
treatments » $1.1 billion

Health: Prevent cuts to health care providers » $1.0
billion

Environment/Rural Assistance: Provide water to rural areas and
Western areas impacted by drought $1.0 billion

Health/Science and Research: Make grants to help prevent disease »
$1.0 billion

Science and Research: Provide additional financing for the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration » $1.0 billion

Other: Modernize Social Security Administration » $1.0
billion

Aid to States: Help states collect child support » $1.0
billion

Housing: Provide additional financing for Community Development
Block Grants » $1.0 billion

Other: Provide money for 2010 census $1.0 billion

Tax Cuts for Businesses: Expand net operating loss carry-back
provision for small businesses » $947 million

Science and Research: Provide additional financing for the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration » $830 million

Tax Cuts for Businesses: Expand tax break for small business stock
sales » $829 million

Education and Job Training: Finance technology upgrades in schools
» $650 million

Aid to Individuals: Provide coupon to convert to digital
televisions » $650 million

Aid to States: Help states find housing and jobs for disabled
people » $640 million

Aid to States: Repeal alternative minimum tax on private activity
bonds » $555 million

Aid to Individuals: Help defense employees sell homes »
$555 million

Health: Extend Qualified Individual Program » $550 million

Education and Job Training;/Aid to States: Help states and local
school districts track student data and improve teacher quality »
$550 million

Energy/Infrastructure/Housing: Repair and modernize about 4,200
Native American housing units » $510 million

Education and Job Training/Aid to States: Unemployment Help states
find jobs for unemployed workers $500 million

Education and Job Training/Health: Train primary health care
providers, including doctors and nurses » $500 million

Education and Job Training/Energy/Unemployment: Train workers for
careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy fields $500
million

Health: Improve health services to American Indians and Alaska
natives $500 million

Tax Cuts for Businesses: Reduce holding period for taxation of
companies that convert into S corporations » $415 million

Energy/Aid to States: Provide grants to states for
energy-efficient vehicles and infrastructure » $400 million

Energy/Aid to Individuals: Provide consumers rebates for
energy-efficient appliances $300 million

Energy: Replace older vehicles owned by the federal government
with hybrid and electric cars $300 million

Aid to States: Delay withholding tax on payments » $291
million

Aid to States: Modify speed requirements for use of bonds to finance
high-speed rail » $288 million

Tax Cuts for Individuals/Energy: Expand tax incentives for
residential renewable energy properties » $268 million

Energy; Housing Improve energy efficiency in government-subsidized
apartment buildings $250 million

Infrastructure; Other Finance improvements to Agriculture
Department infrastructure » $249 million

Health; Aid to Individuals Other Medicaid expansions » $239
million

Other: Provide government agencies money for oversightMORE »
$233 million

Tax Cuts for Businesses: Provide incentive for hiring
disadvantaged workers » $231 million

Tax Cuts for Businesses: Expand use of industrial development
bonds » $203 million

Housing/ Hope Aid to Individuals; Rural Assistance Provide loans
for rural homeowners » $200 millio

Education and Job Training: Provide additional money for College
Work-Study program $200 million

Other: Expand national service program » $200 million

Tax Cuts for Individuals; Transportation Equalize mass transit and
parking benefits » $192 million

Rural Assistance: Provide loans for rural businesses » $150
million

Infrastructure/Rural Assistance/Aid to States: Provide loans for
rural developments » $150 million

Tax Cuts for Businesses: Prohibit recollection of tariff payments
» $90 million

Aid to Individuals; Aid to States Help states provide services to
homeless children » $70 million

Aid to States: Allow state housing agencies to claim Treasury
Department grants » $69 million

Energy/Tax Cuts for Businesses Incentive for alternative fuel
pumps » $54 million

Tax Cuts for Businesses: Allow more small business deductions »
$41 million

 

Reminder - 3-consecutive thread guideline » fayeroe

Posted by Deputy 10derHeart on February 17, 2009, at 23:10:35

In reply to Information on US Stimulus Bill......very long.., posted by fayeroe on February 16, 2009, at 12:01:30

Dr. Bob asks the following of us all:

"Please share this site with others by not starting more than 3 consecutive threads on the same board or posting more than 3 consecutive follow-ups in the same thread."

I believe this is the fifth consecutive thread.

I will state, just for "the record," that I don't personally agree the community needs this particular prohibition. But, Dr. Bob has decided to keep the rule in place for now. Since that's the reality, as a deputy I'll continue to remind posters of his wishes. This may or may not be because it has been reported. This may or may not be because a deputy happens to notice the number of threads. Of course, sometimes we don't notice.

Thanks.

-- 10derHeart, acting as deputy to Dr. Bob

 

Lou's request to the administrator-whtkndofrulamI » Deputy 10derHeart

Posted by Lou Pilder on February 19, 2009, at 6:30:11

In reply to Reminder - 3-consecutive thread guideline » fayeroe, posted by Deputy 10derHeart on February 17, 2009, at 23:10:35

> Dr. Bob asks the following of us all:
>
> "Please share this site with others by not starting more than 3 consecutive threads on the same board or posting more than 3 consecutive follow-ups in the same thread."
>
> I believe this is the fifth consecutive thread.
>
> I will state, just for "the record," that I don't personally agree the community needs this particular prohibition. But, Dr. Bob has decided to keep the rule in place for now. Since that's the reality, as a deputy I'll continue to remind posters of his wishes. This may or may not be because it has been reported. This may or may not be because a deputy happens to notice the number of threads. Of course, sometimes we don't notice.
>
> Thanks.
>
> -- 10derHeart, acting as deputy to Dr. Bob
>
To the administrator,
You wrote,[...I don't..agree (that) the community needs (the 3 consecutive thread rule)...]
I am unsurer as to what your rationale could be for posting that statement here. If you could clarify the following, then I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
A. Could you list here any criteria that you think were those that formed your thinking that causes you to not agree that the commiunity needs the rule in question? If not, could you post here why not?
Lou Pilder

 

Lou's request to the administrator-whtwedntnotice?

Posted by Lou Pilder on February 19, 2009, at 7:29:54

In reply to Reminder - 3-consecutive thread guideline » fayeroe, posted by Deputy 10derHeart on February 17, 2009, at 23:10:35

> Dr. Bob asks the following of us all:
>
> "Please share this site with others by not starting more than 3 consecutive threads on the same board or posting more than 3 consecutive follow-ups in the same thread."
>
> I believe this is the fifth consecutive thread.
>
> I will state, just for "the record," that I don't personally agree the community needs this particular prohibition. But, Dr. Bob has decided to keep the rule in place for now. Since that's the reality, as a deputy I'll continue to remind posters of his wishes. This may or may not be because it has been reported. This may or may not be because a deputy happens to notice the number of threads. Of course, sometimes we don't notice.
>
> Thanks.
>
> -- 10derHeart, acting as deputy to Dr. Bob

To the administrator,
You wrote,[...the number of threads..sometimes we don't notice...].
I am unsure as to how far reaching your statement could go in relation to {noticing} what is posted here. If you could clarify the following, then I could have the opportunity to respond accordingly.
B. Would you be willing to have an open discussion with all members here to have dialog here concerning all of the notifications that I have posted reminders to the administration here as being outstanding by creating an email address to someone that could have the URLs to distribute to discussants if those could not be posted here due to rules made concerning posting URLs from this forum, links to sites outside of this forum, and links to articles coincerning historical paralles in relation to the Nazi era and links to articles that define anti_Semitism and what could lead a Jew to feel put down/accused? If so, then members could see the actual posts that I have posted notifications to the administration and the time lag as being outstanding. Also, members could get IMO a better understanding of the ongoing issues here that I am awaiting responses that are posted here and I think that could be good for the community. If you could not, could you post here why not?
Lou Pilder


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