We dished out hundreds of billions to the finance system and got pretty much nothing in return. Many of these institutions are now insolvent – whatever that means – but that does not mean the government can not find other ways to spend upwards of $1 trillion dollars to stimulate the economy.
I should have took the train down to Washington D.C. myself last week and put my request in, I’m certain I could have gotten a billion or two.
Searching high and low, there stories everywhere about projects that could be included in the Obama stimulus plan, you know, stuff like ACORN getting billions, hundreds of millions for contraceptives and that organized crime museum.
Now is your chance to get involved! Spending upwards of $1 trillion dollars is not an easy thing to do, nor is trying to wade through all of the news stories that mention these different projects.
When you find a story, add it to the comments section below, or send us a quick e-mail via the Contact page and we’ll add it to the list!
When you’re talking $1 trillion in spending, it’s way to much work for two guys who manage a blog… help us out will ya?
Update (Jim Vicevich): Well it didn’t take long before Jim Geraghty from National Review found more to throw in the pot … here’ s a sample of what he found. Click here to read more.
An additional $300 million for roads on Indian reservations.
An additional $100 million for the Lead Hazard Reduction Program.
An additional $44 million for “construction, repair, and improvement” of Department of Agriculture buildings, and an additional amount for “Buildings and Facilities” and an additional $209 million for work on “deferred maintenance at Agricultural Research Service facilities.”
An additional $245 million to “maintain and modernize the information technology system at the Farm Service Agency.”
Update 2 (Steve): Don’t forget that you can read the entire proposed stimulus plan – subject to change on a minute-by-minute basis.