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    Default What the Stimulus Package will be spent on...

    Department of Defense facilities

    Total: $7.03 billion[29]

    * $4.2 billion to repair and modernize Department of Defense facilities
    * $1.3 billion for medical care for service members and their families
    * $890 million to improve housing for service members
    * $240 million for new child development centers
    * $150 million for the construction of state extended-care facilities
    * $150 million for an increase of claims processing staff
    * $100 million to improve facilities of the National Guard

    Education

    Total: $92 billion[29][30]

    * $45 billion minimum for education under the State Equalization Fund
    * $15.6 billion to increase Pell Grants from $4,731 to $5,350
    * $13 billion for low-income public schoolchildren
    * $12.2 billion for IDEA special education
    * $2.1 billion for Head Start
    * $2 billion for childcare services
    * $650 million for educational technology
    * $300 million for increased teacher salaries
    * $250 million for states to analyze student performance
    * $200 million to support working college students
    * $70 million for the education of homeless children

    Energy

    Total: $40.75 billion[29]

    * $11 billion funding for an electric smart grid
    * $6.3 billion for state and local governments to make investments in energy efficiency
    * $6 billion for renewable energy power generation loans
    * $5 billion for weatherizing modest-income homes
    * $4.5 billion for state and local governments to increase energy efficiency in federal buildings
    * $3.4 billion for carbon capture experiments
    * $2.5 billion for energy efficiency research
    * $2 billion for car battery (traction) research
    * $500 million for training of green-collar workers
    * $400 million for electric vehicle technologies
    * $300 million to buy energy efficient appliances
    * $300 million for reducing diesel fuel emissions
    * $300 million for state and local governments to purchase energy efficient vehicles
    * $250 million to increase energy efficiency in low-income housing

    Environmental cleanup

    Total: $6.9 billion[29]

    * $6 billion for the cleanup of radioactive waste
    * $600 million to cleanup hazardous waste that threaten health and the environment
    * $200 million to cleanup petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks
    * $100 million to evaluate and cleanup brownfield land

    Government technology improvements

    Total: $864 million[29]

    * $500 million to update the computer center at the Social Security Administration
    * $290 million to upgrade IT platforms at the State Department
    * $50 million for IT improvements at the Farm Service Agency
    * $24 million to improve security systems at the Department of Agriculture headquarters

    Healthcare

    Total: $24.1 billion[29]

    * $19 billion for health information technology
    * $2 billion for Community Health Centers
    * $1.1 billion to research the effectiveness of certain healthcare treatments
    * $1 billion to fight preventable chronic diseases
    * $500 million to train healthcare personnel
    * $500 million for healthcare services on Indian reservations

    Housing


    Total: $12.69 billion[29]

    * $4 billion for repairing and modernizing public housing
    * $2.25 billion in tax credits for financing low-income housing construction
    * $2 billion for Section 8 housing rental assistance
    * $2 billion to help communities purchase and repair foreclosed housing
    * $1.5 billion for rental assistance and housing relocation
    * $510 million for the rehabilitation of Native American housing
    * $200 million for helping rural Americans buy homes
    * $130 million for rural community facilities
    * $100 million to help remove lead paint from public housing

    Hunger assistance

    Total: $20.25 billion[29]

    * $19.9 billion for the Food Stamp Program
    * $150 million to help refill food banks
    * $100 million for meals programs for seniors, such as Meals on Wheels
    * $100 million for free school lunch programs

    Job assistance

    Total: $4.97 billion[29]

    * $3.95 billion for job training
    * $500 million for vocational training for the disabled
    * $400 million for employment services
    * $120 million for subsidized community service jobs for older Americans

    Other infrastructure projects


    Total: $17.355 billion[29]

    * $4.6 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers for environmental restoration, flood protection, hydropower, and navigation infrastructure projects
    * $4 billion for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (wastewater treatment infrastructure improvements)
    * $2 billion for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (drinking water infrastructure improvements)
    * $1.38 billion for rural drinking water and waste disposal projects
    * $1 billion to the Bureau of Reclamation for drinking water projects for rural or drought-likely areas
    * $750 million to the National Park Service
    * $650 million to the Forest Service
    * $515 million for wildfire prevention projects
    * $500 million for Bureau of Indian Affairs infrastructure projects
    * $340 million to the Natural Resources Conservation Service for watershed infrastructure projects
    * $320 million to the Bureau of Land Management
    * $280 million for National Wildlife Refuges
    * $280 million for the National Fish Hatchery System
    * $250 million to improve Job Corps training facilities
    * $220 million to the International Boundary and Water Commission to repair flood control systems along the Rio Grande
    * $220 million for other public lands management agencies
    * $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts to support artists

    Other job programs


    Total: $5.51 billion[29]

    * $4 billion for state and local law enforcement agencies
    * $1 billion in preparation for the 2010 census
    * $210 million to build and upgrade fire stations
    * $150 million for the security of transit systems
    * $150 million for the security of ports

    Other worker assistance programs

    Total: $7.27 billion[29]

    * $4.2 billion to provide an additional Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance payment in 2009
    * $1 billion to community action agencies
    * $1 billion for community and economic development projects
    * $500 million to help the Social Security Administration process disability and retirement claims
    * $200 million for AmeriCorps programs
    * $140 million for independent living communities
    * $100 million for food, shelter and support services
    * $80 million to the Department of Labor Worker Protection and Oversight agency to enforce worker protection laws
    * $50 million in grants for community "safety net" organizations

    Scientific research

    Total: $17.55 billion[29]

    * $8.7 billion to the National Institutes of Health
    * $3 billion to the National Science Foundation
    * $2 billion to the United States Department of Energy
    * $1.3 billion for university research facilities
    * $1 billion to NASA
    * $600 million to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    * $580 million to the National Institute of Standards and Technology
    * $230 million for NOAA operations, research and facilities
    * $140 million to the United States Geological Survey

    Telecommunications and Digital TV

    Total: $7.85 billion[29]

    * $7.2 billion for complete broadband and wireless Internet access
    * $650 million for DTV conversion coupons and DTV education

    Transportation projects


    Total: $48.76 billion[29]

    * $27.5 billion for highway and bridge construction projects
    * $8 billion for high-speed rail projects
    * $6.9 billion for new equipment for public transportation projects
    * $1.5 billion for competitive grants to state and local governments for transportation investments
    * $1.3 billion for Amtrak
    * $1.1 billion for improving airport security
    * $750 million for the construction of new public rail transportation systems
    * $750 million for the maintenance of existing public transportation systems
    * $720 million for improving security at the border and ports of entry
    * $240 million for the maintenance of United States Coast Guard facilities

    Veterans Affairs facilities

    Total: $1.2 billion[29]

    * $1 billion for the Veterans Health Administration
    * $150 million for VA general operating expenses
    * $50 million for the National Cemetery Administration


    Tax cuts

    Total: $288 billion[26]

    * New payroll tax credit of $400 per worker and $800 per couple in 2009 and 2010. Phaseout begins at $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for joint filers. [27]
    * Alternative minimum tax: a one year increase in AMT floor to $70,950 for joint filers for 2009.[27]
    * Expanded child credit
    * Expanded earned income tax credit: $4.7 billion to increase the earned income tax credit which provides money to low income workers for families with at least three children.
    * Expanded college credit: $13 billion to provide a $2,500 expanded tax credit for college tuition and related expenses for 2009 and 2010. The credit is phased out for couples making more than $160,000.
    * Homebuyer credit: $8,000 credit for all homes bought between 1/1/2009 and 12/1/2009 and repayment provision repealed for homes purchased in 2009 and held more than three years.
    * Home energy credit: $4.3 billion to provide an expanded credit to homeowners who make their homes more energy-efficient in 2009 and 2010. Homeowners could recoup 30 percent of the cost up to $1,500 of numerous projects, such as installing energy-efficient windows, doors, furnaces and air conditioners.
    * Unemployment: $4.7 billion to exclude from taxation the first $2,400 a person receives in unemployment compensation benefits in 2009.
    * Bonus depreciation: $5 billion to extend a provision allowing businesses buying equipment such as computers to speed up its depreciation through 2009.
    * Money losing companies: $15 billion to allow companies to use current losses to offset profits made in the previous five years, instead of two, making them eligible for tax refunds.
    * Government contractors: Repeal a law that takes effect in 2012, requiring government agencies to withhold three percent of payments to contractors to help ensure they pay their tax bills. Repealing the law would cost $11 billion over 10 years, in part because the government could not earn interest by holding the money throughout the year.
    * Energy production: $13 billion to extend tax credits for renewable energy production (until 2014).
    * Repeal bank credit: Repeal a Treasury provision that allowed firms that buy money-losing banks to use more of the losses as tax credits to offset the profits of the merged banks for tax purposes. The change would increase taxes on the merged banks by $7 billion over 10 years.
    * Bonds to subsidize locally issued bonds for school construction, teacher training, economic development and infrastructure improvements.
    * Auto sales: $2 billion for deduction of sales tax, not interest payments phased out for incomes above $250,000.[28]
    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    hmm
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    Oh look:
    $7.2 billion for complete broadband and wireless Internet access
    Internet is coming.
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    just be awares of what comes with itz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thursday View Post
    just be awares of what comes with itz
    More internet is what comes with it. Can u handle that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    More internet is what comes with it. Can u handle that?
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    Obama could've stimulated the economy more by selling Obama sex tapes. Imagine the industries that would form around that (rolls eyes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risen View Post
    Obama could've stimulated the economy more by selling Obama sex tapes. Imagine the industries that would form around that (rolls eyes).
    You seem very bitter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    More internet is what comes with it. Can u handle that?
    Hopefully...!
    It will not come with the Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today's Youth Act.

    (Someone should make a thread about that.)
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    My prediction is that the news from all of the projects will generate - especially with education, infrastructure, environmental, and energy projects - sustained high approval ratings for the Obama admin. We'll see.

    Also, certain southern Republican governors are trying to turn away certain parts of the stimulus money for their constituents. It's kind of a lose-lose situation for them. Either they take the money which will help certain citizens of their state, or refuse parts or all of the aid, and have constituents claiming the Republican is putting political maneuvering above the needs of people who would receive and benefit from said aid.

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