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The local news station has posted Vermonts "Haul" from the porkulus bill.

Vermont is set to get about $374 million. Below is a list of what groups are going to get money, how much to expect, and when.

Short Term (formula funding)

$25.7 Million - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits (Food Stamps/3 Squares VT)
$163,399 - Emergency Food and Shelter Program
$186,890 - Emergency Food Assistance Program
$2.8 Million - Child Care and Development Block Grants
$601,891 - Head Start
$1 Million - Community Services Block Grants
$500,000 - Senior Meals Program
$3 Million - Byrne/JAG Grants
$348,998 - Crime Victims Compensation and Assistance
$403,670 - Internet Crimes against Children Grants
$1.1Million - Violence Against women Grants
$7.5 Million - Transit Formula Funding
$3.4 Million - Public Housing Capital Fund
$5.5 Million - HOME Funding
$3.4 Million - Homeless Prevention Fund
$62.2 Million - State Fiscal Stabilization Fund
$26.1 Million - Special Education Part B State Grants
$1.2 Million - Department of Labor's Adult State Grants
$2.9 Million - Department of Labor's Youth State Grants
$1.6 Million - Vocational Rehabilitation
$3.5 Million - State Energy Program
$10.2 Million - Weatherization Assistance Program
Spent over the next 2 years

$159,013 - National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance
$4.8 Million - Education Technology Funds
$32.2 Million - Title 1 Education for the Disadvantaged
$1.3 Million - State Employment Service Grants
$1.2 Million - Dislocated Workers State Grants
$19.7 Million - Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
$19.5 Million - Clean Water Revolving Fund
$132.4 Million - Highway Funding (180 Days ½ has to be allocated, rest spent over 2 years)
Tax Relief for Families

Up to $500 for individuals

Up to $1000 for married couples

$300 to Social Security Beneficiaries, SSI recipients and disabled veterans

$2500 for the American Opportunity Tax Credit

Extended Bonus Depreciation and Small Business Expensing through 2009

- Allowing businesses that make capital investments to immediately deduce one half the cost
- Small Businesses can immediately deduct 100% of the cost of these investments
(Both will take effect in 2009 tax returns)



Food stamps.......no jobs there.

Child care development.

Head start

Community service block grants.

Senior meals

Crime victim compensation

Drinking water fund

Clean water fund


Public housing

Public transit

more cash back to people even if they don't pay taxes

Looks more like a liberals wet dream than a way to stimulate the economy. ;)
 

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Yeah, they should scrap the headstart, child development and aid for old people. Instead everyone should get a pint of Ben and Jerry's and a new assault rifle.
 

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Maple1 said:
Yeah, they should scrap the headstart, child development and aid for old people. Instead everyone should get a pint of Ben and Jerry's and a new assault rifle.
How is that stimulus?

Call it what it is.......that's all.
 

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I like the Weatherization program. Apparently for people who thought buying a quaint dilapidated farmhouse in Vermont was romantic until they realized it gets frickin cold in Vermont and quaint is a nice way to say the windows leak.

Unless of course it's really the Weather Underground which sounds even more Vermontian.
 

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I like the Weatherization program.  Apparently for people who thought buying a quaint dilapidated farmhouse in Vermont was romantic until they realized it gets frickin cold in Vermont and quaint is a nice way to say the windows leak.  

 
That just seems like more **** dumb folks. :whistle:

Mape, if you really knew what an assault rifle is, (not the media defination of one or left wingers) you'd know they require a Class 3 FFL.  Don't think the FBI and BATF has time to check us all out.  Use proper terms and show us you really kinow what you are talking about. ;)
 

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Golfgirlrobin said:
I like the Weatherization program. Apparently for people who thought buying a quaint dilapidated farmhouse in Vermont was romantic until they realized it gets frickin cold in Vermont and quaint is a nice way to say the windows leak.

Unless of course it's really the Weather Underground which sounds even more Vermontian.

Well I already have insulation in my house.......I paid for it myself.

I know it's a foreign concept to some people..... :D
 

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delmonico said:
Golfgirlrobin said:
I like the Weatherization program. Apparently for people who thought buying a quaint dilapidated farmhouse in Vermont was romantic until they realized it gets frickin cold in Vermont and quaint is a nice way to say the windows leak.
That just seems like more **** dumb folks. :whistle:

Mape, if you really knew what an assault rifle is, (not the media defination of one or left wingers) you'd know they require a Class 3 FFL. Don't think the FBI and BATF has time to check us all out. Use proper terms and show us you really kinow what you are talking about. ;)
Ok. I'll defer to yer shootin wisdom and amend my statement to say give everyone a gun.
 

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Maple1 said:
delmonico said:
Golfgirlrobin said:
I like the Weatherization program. Apparently for people who thought buying a quaint dilapidated farmhouse in Vermont was romantic until they realized it gets frickin cold in Vermont and quaint is a nice way to say the windows leak.
That just seems like more **** dumb folks. :whistle:

Mape, if you really knew what an assault rifle is, (not the media defination of one or left wingers) you'd know they require a Class 3 FFL. Don't think the FBI and BATF has time to check us all out. Use proper terms and show us you really kinow what you are talking about. ;)
Ok. I'll defer to yer shootin wisdom and amend my statement to say give everyone a gun.
I knew ya didn't know what the hell one really was, jeez some folks here get up-set over simple grammer and spelling. :whistle:

Tell Oboma the one I want is a Ruger #1, and Made in the USA of course. ;) Don't know why folks like you think gun owners are evil, guess you hang around the wrong kind of folks and make bigoted opinions. :suspious: Aoutomobiles are used in more crimes than guns, but nobody seems to give a **** about that.
 

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Maple1 said:
Yeah, they should scrap the headstart, child development and aid for old people. Instead everyone should get a pint of Ben and Jerry's and a new assault rifle.
I was thinking more like keeping the things that might actually create jobs...........like the highway funds, the vocational training, the capital investment discounts for small business etc.

The other stuff should be a stand alone bill........not added pork to a so called stimulus package.


Besides we all have guns here already. (and no crime)
 

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delmonico said:
Maple1 said:
delmonico said:
Golfgirlrobin said:
I like the Weatherization program. Apparently for people who thought buying a quaint dilapidated farmhouse in Vermont was romantic until they realized it gets frickin cold in Vermont and quaint is a nice way to say the windows leak.
That just seems like more **** dumb folks. :whistle:

Mape, if you really knew what an assault rifle is, (not the media defination of one or left wingers) you'd know they require a Class 3 FFL. Don't think the FBI and BATF has time to check us all out. Use proper terms and show us you really kinow what you are talking about. ;)
Ok. I'll defer to yer shootin wisdom and amend my statement to say give everyone a gun.
I knew ya didn't know what the hell one really was, jeez some folks here get up-set over simple grammer and spelling. :whistle:

Tell Oboma the one I want is a Ruger #1, and Made in the USA of course. ;) Don't know why folks like you think gun owners are evil, guess you hang around the wrong kind of folks and make bigoted opinions. :suspious: Aoutomobiles are used in more crimes than guns, but nobody seems to give a **** about that.
Well they are willing to bail the automakers out...You see the real agenda is even lowlifes use cars...but only redneck unsophisticated uneducated hillbillies use guns (legally)....the lowlifes of course will steal your gun to use it in dangerous ways.
 

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gundogpa said:
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Besides we all have guns here already. (and no crime)
Funny how that seems to work out in places that allow that. ;)

But a new Ruger for me would help with jobs, not only at Ruger, but at Hornaday here in my state for dies and bullets, course would need brass, primers, powder and such, all made in the US. ;)

See Mape ain't as dumb as we think he is sometimes. :D
 

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Don't know why folks like you think gun owners are evil, guess you hang around the wrong kind of folks and make bigoted opinions. :suspious: Aoutomobiles are used in more crimes than guns, but nobody seems to give a **** about that.
Oh for the love of God. Are you serious? Really?
 

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delmonico said:
Don't know why folks like you think gun owners are evil, guess you hang around the wrong kind of folks and make bigoted opinions. :suspious: Aoutomobiles are used in more crimes than guns, but nobody seems to give a **** about that.
Oh for the love of God. Are you serious? Really?
I think he is. Scary huh?

But as we learned earlier today - people don't need cars.
 

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delmonico said:
gundogpa said:
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Besides we all have guns here already. (and no crime)
Funny how that seems to work out in places that allow that. ;)

But a new Ruger for me would help with jobs, not only at Ruger, but at Hornaday here in my state for dies and bullets, course would need brass, primers, powder and such, all made in the US. ;)

See Mape ain't as dumb as we think he is sometimes. :D

Here are some folks with guns who actually do something for the hungry.

The South Dakota Sportsmen against hunger. There are groups like this in most states.....

Pounds of game meat donated through South Dakota Sportsmen Against Hunger:

1998: 3,299
1999: 4,764
2000: 11,561
2001: 10,368
2002: 12,323
2003: 9,185
2004: 27,447
2005: 38,847
2006: 45,198
2007: 75,957
 

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While I don't pretend to have a plan to fix the economy, (if I did, I wouldn't be sitting here!) I would like to know what happened to Obama's promise to go through every bill and line item veto the pork?
That is one of his promises that I would love to see happen. It needs to happen.
 

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yellojakesmom said:
delmonico said:
Don't know why folks like you think gun owners are evil, guess you hang around the wrong kind of folks and make bigoted opinions. :suspious: Aoutomobiles are used in more crimes than guns, but nobody seems to give a **** about that.
Oh for the love of God. Are you serious? Really?
You don't think the crack about a gun for everyone was made to marginalize? Are you serious?
 

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While I don't pretend to have a plan to fix the economy, (if I did, I wouldn't be sitting here!) I would like to know what happened to Obama's promise to go through every bill and line item veto the pork?
That is one of his promises that I would love to see happen. It needs to happen.
I didn't take him for his word on that one. And the media will not be there to remind him of that little promise.
 

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It's possible that he didn't know that the president doesn't have the line item veto. After all, he hasn't been in government very long.
 

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Dad of Toby said:
JeffersonsMom said:
While I don't pretend to have a plan to fix the economy, (if I did, I wouldn't be sitting here!) I would like to know what happened to Obama's promise to go through every bill and line item veto the pork?
That is one of his promises that I would love to see happen. It needs to happen.
I didn't take him for his word on that one. And the media will not be there to remind him of that little promise.
Well I forgive him.....it'll probably be the only thing he promised to do that won't get done.

You know besides the other things like no lobbyists working for the white house, transparent government, bipartisianship, getting the corruption fixed (I'm not sure if tax cheats are considered corruption though so he might have me on that one), the rendition of enemy combatants and closed door legislation.

I guess I forgive him for those too.

I'm just glad that there is no change, I am getting that same old feeling. :laugh:


ETA......I think there is at least one mispelled word in there......and there is surely some bad punctuation too......thanks in advance for the corrections to come from the goody-good spellers. ;) (I had some trouble with bipartisianship and transparent, they are both kinda tricky)
 

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Golfgirlrobin said:
It's possible that he didn't know that the president doesn't have the line item veto. After all, he hasn't been in government very long.
Does he get that right off.......or does he have to earn it? :laugh:
 
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