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  • agolferbogie agolferbogie Feb 17, 2013 2:47 PM Flag

    Sandy Relief Fund????



    The REAL TRUTH about the Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Maybe now you can understand why John Beohner and the GOP were a little reluctant. (If in doubt, go research it yourself.)
    The thieves at their best; grab the money and run.

    Just some of the pork in the Sandy bill:

    $4 million for the Kennedy Space Center .

    $8 million to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and
    Justice departments.

    $20 million for a nationwide "Water Resources Priorities Study".

    $41 million for eight military bases including Guantanamo Bay .

    $56.8 million for charting the debris from last year's Japanese tsunami.

    $58.8 million for forest restoration on private land.

    $100 million for the federal Head Start day care program.

    $150 million in funding for Alaskan fisheries.

    $188 million for new Amtrak lines (not repair, whole new lines).

    $197 million “to… protect coastal ecosystems and habitat impacted by Hurricane Sandy.”

    $5.3 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers (that's more than their
    annual budget).

    $10.78 billion for public transportation, most of which is allocated to
    future construction and improvements, not disaster relief.

    $13 billion would go to “mitigation” projects to prepare for future storms
    $17 billion for wasteful Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), a program that has become notorious for its use as a backdoor earmark program.

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