From the laptop of Congressman John Campbell, here is a list of the economic stimulus that California will get with the bill Obama is trying to pass.
California and the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act On Wednesday, the House is expected to take up the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Passage of this bill is vital to the State of California. With unemployment in the state soaring to 9.3 percent and a $40 billion budget shortfall in Sacramento, families in California need urgent economic assistance.
California projected to receive over $32 billion in economic recovery funding under ARRA *
State Fiscal Stabilization Fund: $7,854,800,000
Title I $1,591,028,000
Education Technology $ 106,715,000
Education Construction $2,430,042,000
Head Start $ 82,495,000
Child Care & Development $ 220,273,000
Employment Training Adult $ 80,927,000
Youth $ 188,507,000
Dislocated Worker $ 179,993,000 (by the way, what is a dislocated worker?)
Employment Services $ 58,411,000
Community Services Block Grant $ 89,157,000
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance $ 44,818,000
Elderly Nutritional Services $ 21,702,000
Preventative Health and Services $ 20,634,000
Byrne Justice Assistance Grant $ 330,312,000
Infrastructure Investment Highway and Bridges $2,796,972,000
Transit Capital $ 950,838,000
Fixed Guideway Modernization $ 294,322,000
Clean Water SRF $ 415,157,000
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance $1,466,000,000 (Formerly Food Stamps Program) Supplemental Security Income $ 710,700,000
Emergency Shelter Grant Program $ 190,000,000
Medicaid Assistance $11,069,212,000
FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF $32,615,499,000
Additionally: 12.3 million California workers will benefit from a new Making Work Pay Credit of up to $500 per worker Almost 2 million children will benefit from the Child Tax Credit Provision Over 2.3 million jobless workers will benefit from unemployment insurance provisions 744,000 California students will benefit from an increase in the Federal Pell Grant Program
*Numbers compiled from state-by-state data released by the House Appropriations Committee, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
My question is, how does this fix our economic problems? It seems to me that it is just more of the same spending. Spending of money we don't have.