Saturday, May 23, 2009

Stimulus Watch: Our 57th State Puerto Rico Allocated $2,132,841,212

I have to ask, do the citizens of Puerto Rico get to vote in presidential elections or pay federal income (not medicare and social security) taxes?

I would really like to know what the following funding is all about.

84.394 State Fiscal Stabilization Fund $647,606,185
84.389 Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies $386,466,967
10.566 Nutrition Assistance For Puerto Rico $240,133,000
14.885 Public Housing Capital fund Stimulus (Formula) $174,579,333
84.391 IDEA Part B Grants to States $109,098,472
66.458 Clean Water SRF $51,114,200
81.042 Weatherization Assistance for Low-Income Persons (A) $48,865,588
14.257 Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program $45,002,388
14.258 Tax Credit Assistance Program $42,646,082
17.259 WIA Youth Activities $42,456,987
81.041 State Energy Program (A) $37,086,000
17.260 WIA Dislocated Workers $29,524,346
84.386 Educational Technology State Grants $24,096,376
16.803 Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Formula Program - $21,686,612
14.317 Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program Special Allocations $20,561,530
17.258 WIA Adult Program $20,128,708
66.468 Drinking Water SRF $19,500,000
14.253 CDBG Entitlement Grants $16,661,034
14.255 CDBG State's Program and Non-Entitlement Grants in Hawaii $12,753,068
84.126 Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants $12,596,832
93.703 Health Center Integrated Services Development Initiative $7,549,628
84.393 IDEA Part C Grants for Infants and Families $4,787,954
17.207 Employment Service / Wagner-Peyser Funded Activities $4,645,634
84.033 Federal Work Study $3,614,125
10.569 The Emergency Food Assistance Program (Food Commodities) $3,398,779
84.392 IDEA Part B Preschool Grants $3,336,115
16.588 Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Recovery Act STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program - $1,978,993
10.579 Child Nutrition Discretionary Grants Limited Availability $1,532,183
66.805 LUST Trust Fund Program $1,030,000
93.707 ARRA - Aging Congregate Nutrition Services for States $865,370
10.568 The Emergency Food Assistance Program (Administrative Costs) $851,824
16.801 Office of Justice Programs (OJP) OVC FY09 VOCA Victim Compensation Formula Grant Program (Assistance) - $762,000
66.454 Water Quality Planning (604b) $516,300
84.399 Services for Older Individuals who are Blind $469,910
93.705 ARRA - Aging Home-Delivered Nutrition Services for States $426,028
17.235 Senior Community Service Employment Program $325,303
84.398 Independent Living State Grants $242,913
16.802 Office of Justice Programs (OJP) OVC FY09 VOCA Victim Compensation Formula Grant Program (Compensation) - $145,139
84.401 Impact Aid Construction $0

What in the hell is a state fiscal stabilization program? And what in the hell is the 48 million in the weatherization program do? Put an air conditioner in every home? Is it a giant fan that will steer hurricanes away from the islands or is it some top secret cloud seeding program?

What a friggin joke.

Moreover, when you look at the funds Puerto Rico received compared with the other 57states, Puerto Rico comes out looking pretty good.

If I were the folks in Connecticut and saw what Puerto Rico received and compared it to what the citizens of Connecticut received, (stirring the pot here) I would be looking at Democrats while saying what the hell, we pay federal income taxes and they don't, but they get more?

So much for spreading the wealth around by the Democrats.

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