Here’s an update on President Obama’s stimulus bill: It is currently bogged down in the senate due to a myriad of what GOP leaders are calling ‘wasteful provisions.’ Here are just a few of the add-ons they don’t agree with:
• A $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film.
• $248 million for furniture at the new Homeland Security headquarters.
• $75 million for “smoking cessation activities.”
The list goes on and on, including my favorite; funding for a lobster observatory in Maine. Here’s more of the list.