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Double-Dipping Dems

March 3, 2009

One dip was greedy enough…
Double dipping is gluttony.
“…tar and the feathers” anyone?

I’m game…


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SENATE REPUBLICAN COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

122 Federal Accounts Double-Dip From Both Stimulus And Omnibus, Spending Billions More Than Budgeted

SEN. MITCH McCONNELL: “Back in January, I suggested to the Democratic leadership that we take up the omnibus appropriation bill first. And I did that because I wanted to make sure that we were not engaged in duplicate spending when we finally went to the stimulus.” (Sen. Mitch McConnell, Press Conference, 02/24/09)

122 STIMULUS FUNDED ACCOUNTS ALSO FUNDED IN OMNIBUS BILL

EXTRA MONEY FOR ARTS ENDOWMENT

DIP: $50 Million in Stimulus: “For an additional amount for `Grants and Administration’, $50,000,000 to be distributed in direct grants to fund arts projects and activities…” (H.R.1, Enrolled As Agreed To By Both House And Senate)

RE-DIP: $155 Million in Omnibus: “National Endowment for the Arts Table, Arts, Total for This Bill (in thousands)… $155,000” (“Division E – Department On Interior, Environment,  And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009; Joint Explanatory Statement” Rules Committee, U.S. House Of Representatives, Pg. 183)

ADDITIONAL ACORN-ELIGIBLE BLOCK GRANTS

DIP: $1 Billion in Stimulus: “For an additional amount for `Community Development Fund’ $1,000,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2010 to carry out the community development block grant program under title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.)” (H.R.1, Enrolled As Agreed To By Both House And Senate)

RE-DIP: $3.9 Billion in Omnibus: “The bill provides $3,900,000,000 for the Community Development Fund…” (“Division I – Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009; Joint Explanatory Statement” Rules Committee, U.S. House Of Representatives, Pg. 106)

MORE FOR THE CENSUS

DIP: $1 Billion in Stimulus: “For an additional amount for `Periodic Censuses and Programs’, $1,000,000,000.” (H.R.1, Enrolled As Agreed To By Both House And Senate)

RE-DIP: $3.1 Billion in Omnibus: “The bill includes a total operating level of $3,139,850,000 for the Bureau of the Census,” (“Division B – Commerce, Science, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009; Joint Explanatory Statement” Rules Committee, U.S. House Of Representatives, Pg. 6)

EXTRA RESEARCH MONEY FOR N.I.S.T.

DIP: $220 Million in Stimulus: “For an additional amount for `Scientific and Technical Research and Services’, $220,000,000.” (H.R.1, Enrolled As Agreed To By Both House And Senate)

RE-DIP: $472 Million in Omnibus: “National Institute of Standards and Technology Table, Scientific and Technical Research and Services, Total for This Bill (in thousands)… $472,000” (“Division B – Commerce, Science, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009; Joint Explanatory Statement” Rules Committee, U.S. House Of Representatives, Pg. 341)

MORE FOR FISH AND WILDLIFE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

DIP: $165 Million in Stimulus: “The conference agreement provides $165,000,000 for resource management… the Service should consider priority critical deferred maintenance and capital improvement projects, trail maintenance, and habitat restoration on National Wildlife Refuges, National Fish Hatcheries, and other Service properties.” (H.R.1, Enrolled As Agreed To By Both House And Senate)

RE-DIP: $1.14 Billion in Omnibus: “United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Resource Management Table, Total for This Bill (in thousands)… $1,140,962”  (“Division E – Department On Interior, Environment,  And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009; Joint Explanatory Statement” Rules Committee, U.S. House Of Representatives, Pg. 168)

EXTRA MONEY FOR THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

DIP: $125 Million in Stimulus: “For an additional amount for `Management of Lands and Resources’, for activities on all Bureau of Land Management lands…$125,000,000.” (H.R.1, Enrolled As Agreed To By Both House And Senate)

RE-DIP: $890 Million in Omnibus: “Bureau of Land Management, Management of Lands and Resources, Total for This Bill (in thousands)… $890,194” (“Division E – Department On Interior, Environment,  And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009; Joint Explanatory Statement” Rules Committee, U.S. House Of Representatives, Pg. 167)

Oh and BTW it was the Senate Republican website which linked to the Seinfeld video.  Clever.

H/T Don Surber via Larwyn

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Obama’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress – Winds of Change or Rhetorical Hot Air?
Emperor Barackulus Maximus Porkulus Protecting the Vulnerable
Transcript: Obama Prime Time Stumping The Stimulus Feb 9 -09
LMAO! Stimulis: Because all economies have performance issues
Schumer you couldn’t be more dead wrong
Sen. Susan Collins Bragging Rights Are Earned Not Bartered For

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