Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Roundin' up the pork.

Here's some of the pork you and I are paying for.

And the 1 trillion dollar healthcare plan is next.

220 years to build a Republic, Obama can tear it down in a month.

  • $100,000 for economic relief to Maine lobster fishermen
  • $900,000 for fish management in Mobile, AL
  • $250,000 to monitor cyanobacteria blooms in the Great Lakes (whatever that is)
  • $1.65 million for various National Textile Centers
  • $350,000 for Climate Change and Air Polutant Impacts to New England’s Rare Alpine Zone
  • $190,000 for salmon research and restoration projects in Western Alaska and interior river systems and ongoing marine productivity research
  • $200,000 for west coast weak stock salmon solutions
  • $545,000 to Hubbs SeaWorld for various projects
  • $700,000 for Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Research
  • $150,000 for Lobster Research in Augusta, Maine
  • $1,000,000 for continued research into the New England scallop fishery, to promote sustainability
  • $500,000 for an oyster hatchery economic pilot program
  • $7,100,000 for the conservation and recovery of endangered Hawaiian sea turtle populations
  • $100,000 to prevent the spread of exotic aquatic weeds such as millfoil and others in NH lakes
  • $360,000 to purchase, install, and maintain rain gages
  • $3,000,000 funding for climate research at nationwide sites (Reid and Schumer are two of the sponsors)
  • $3,000,000 for continued research and development of new methods to protect, preserve, and improve the health of multi-species fisheries in New England
  • $10,000,000 to provide economic assistance, equally divided between states of Maryland and Virginia, to watermen and communities impacted by the Secretary of Commerce’s blue crab disaster declaration of September 22, 2008.
  • $4,600,000 to restore oyster habitat and plant disease free oysters in scientifically selected sites throughout Chesapeake Bay.
  • $1,600,000 for citizen-driven environmental protection in Olympia, WA
  • $10,550,000 for weather research in the Gulf of Mexico
  • $1,000,000 for the CORE Philly Scholarship Program
  • $2,000,000 for the counties of Accomack and Northampton for broadband deployment
  • $1,000,000 for advanced robotics for lunar and Martian exploration
  • $2,200,000 to recruit minority students who will pursue careers in the sciences in New York.
  • Unspecified amount of money for bill language making the State of Nevada eligible for the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (sponsored by none other than Harry Reid)
  • $188,000 for drug abuse alternatives center in Santa Rosa, CA
  • $ 8 billion for "high speed rail" from Disneyland in Anaheim, CA to Las Vegas
  • $30 million for a salt marsh mouse study in the San Francisco Bay Area
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