Some of the wasteful spending that's included in the Senate's "stimulus" package.
$2 billion to re-start FutureGen, a coal power plant in Illinois that was defunded because the DOE said it was inefficient
$246M tax break for Hollywood producers to buy, get this, motion picture film
$88M for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker
$448M for constructing the Homeland Security headquarters
$248M to furnish the Homeland Security headquarters
$600M to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees
$1.4B for rual waste disposal programs
$125M for the Washington sewer system
$150M for Smithsonian museum facilities
$1B for the 2010 Census. Want to read something scary? Read this. They did this yesterday, 8th, without any fan fair from the media. Imagine if Bush had done this.
$75M for smoking cessation activities
$200M for public computer centers at community colleges
$75M for salaries of employees at the FBI
$25M for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction
$500M for flood reduction projects on the Mississippi river
$10M to inspect canals in urban areas
$6B to turn federal buildings "green"
$500M for state and local fire stations
$650M for wildland fire management on forest service lands
$1.2B for youth activities
$88M for renovating the HQ of the Public Health Service
$412M for CDC buildings and property
$500M for building and repairing National Institues of Health facilities in Bethesda, MD
$160M for paid volunteers at the Corporation for National and Community Service
$5.5M for engery efficiency initiatives at the Department of Veterans National Cemetery Administration
$850M for Amtrak
$100M for reducing the hazard of lead-based paint
$75M to construct a security training facility for State Department Security officers
$110M to the Farm Service Agency to upgrade computer systems
$200M in funding for the lease of alternative energy vehicles for use on military instillations
That was a lot of typing. Again, some good things that maybe should be funded but how do they help get the economy back on track?