Stimulus, Debt, Pork, Rescue, Special Interest Pay-off
$819 Billion Bill (not counting interest) has passed the House. You can search the text here if you like.
This is your thread to link, discuss, argue, complain, whine, illuminate, inform, panjandrumate, cavil, quibble, and chew the fat about it.
An initial question for discussion: The prophets’ warn us against excessive personal debt. Is this counsel applicable to states, nations, or corporations? Why or why not?
An initial item for discussion:
SEC. 1112. ADDITIONAL ASSURANCE OF APPROPRIATE USE OF FUNDS. None of the funds provided by this Act may be made available to the State of Illinois, or any agency of the State, unless (1) the use of such funds by the State is approved in legislation enacted by the State after the date of the enactment of this Act, or (2) Rod R. Blagojevich no longer holds the office of Governor of the State of Illinois. The preceding sentence shall not apply to any funds provided directly to a unit of local government (1) by a Federal department or agency, or (2) by an established formula from the State
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