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    "A newspaper is not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, it is also a collective organizer" V. Lenin

    by HGM MA on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 09:59:13 AM PST

    •  d00d...it's not a freeze (4+ / 0-)
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      and it only affects some domestic discretionary spending.

      The problem with people who need to follow leaders is that they need to follow leaders.

      by Cedwyn on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 10:14:27 AM PST

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    •  Irresponsible hyperbole. nt (4+ / 0-)
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    •  I should get paid for this shit. Oh well... (10+ / 0-)

      Stimulus Package Addresses Disabilities Issues: Includes Increased Funding for Many Programs

      The bill includes new money for childcare and Head
      Start. $2 billion in Child Care Development Block
      Grants will be made available to states to serve an
      additional 300,000 children from low income working
      families; $93.6 million of that is targeted to improve infant and toddler care. An additional $2.1 billion is earmarked for Head Start to provide services to 110,000 additional children.

      In the area of education, the bill authorizes an additional $11.3 billion for the IDEA State Grant Program; $500 million for the IDEA Part C Early Intervention Program; and, $400 million for the pre-school program.

      The bill includes $540 million for State grants for
      Vocational Rehabilitation; funding to modernize the
      unemployment compensation program, and increase
      benefits to workers; as well as $500 million in job
      training for adult and another$1.2 billion for youth
      services.

      The Centers for Independent Living will see an
      additional $140 million to assist people with disabilities to live in their communities.

      Obama Signs SCHIP into Law

      President Barack Obama claimed the second major legislative victory of his young administration Wednesday, signing a bill to provide federally funded health care to an estimated 4 million children.

      President Obama says the SCHIP bill is a downpayment on his "commitment to cover every single American."

      The final version of the new law, which expands the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) by roughly $35 billion over the next five years...

      Approve[d] Funding for Peace Corps and AmeriCorps Programs

      The $1.149 billion appropriation is the largest in the history of the Corporation for National and Community Service — $260 million more than last year. The increased funding will make it possible for the organization to move forward implementing initiatives authorized by April’s Serve America Act. Here’s an excerpt from this afternoon’s announcement:

      The budget provides increases for all the Corporation’s programs, including a significant expansion of AmeriCorps, taking the first step towards the Serve America Act goal of 250,000 AmeriCorps members by 2017.  In addition to increasing member positions, the bill funds the first-ever increase in the dollar amount of the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award members earn in return for their service. The $220.9 million for Senior Corps includes increases for all three Senior Corps programs and will support nearly 500,000 older volunteers to meet local needs through service.  The five percent increase for Learn and Serve America will support 1.3 million participants, increase the number of disadvantaged youth participating, and begin a 10-year longitudinal study on the impact of service-learning.

      The legislation funds a number of new initiatives, including $50 million for the Social Innovation Fund, which will help solve some of our nation’s most difficult social challenges by investing in promising programs and practices that have demonstrated outcomes. In addition, $4 million was included for the Volunteer Generation Fund to develop and improve volunteer recruitment efforts, $1 million will support a new Nonprofit Capacity Building Program, and $2 million was allocated for a new Summer of Service program to engage middle school students in community-based service-learning projects.  For more information on the Corporation’s Fiscal 2010 budget, click here.

      HUD AWARDS $1.4 BILLION IN GRANTS TO HOMELESS PROGRAMS

      As winter extends its chilly embrace around the nation, the Federal government is taking steps to ensure that families and individuals facing homelessness due to foreclosures, evictions, layoffs or other financial woes are not left out in the cold.

      In declaring that help is on the way, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan has announced nearly $1.4 billion in grants that will help an unprecedented 6,400 programs to continue offering critically needed housing and services to homeless persons and families.

      The grants are being awarded through HUD’s Continuum of Care programs.  For the first time ever, HUD is quickly providing renewal grants to local programs to prevent any interruption in Federal assistance and will announce funding to new projects in early 2010.  For a local summary of the grants, visit HUD’s website.

      Here's something I posted as a response to someone else this morning - I think it's appropriate here too:

      a so-called freeze on less than 1% of this country's budge is "huge?" Really? In 2006, George Bush cut $45B from Medicaid budget and slashed funding for Section 8 housing assistance by 50%! THAT, my friend is "huge." In 2008, he wiped out $56B of Education funding - more than 3% of their budget. That's "huge."

      Bush's 2008 Dept of Ed funding: $59.2B
      Obama's 2010 Dept of Ed Funding: $127.8B
      Difference: Fucking "huge"

      Bush's 2008 HHS funding: $67.6B
      Obama's 2010 HHS funding: $99.2B
      Difference: fucking "huge"

      You know what else is huge? The $12.4T worth of debt we have. That's "huge." And the sooner we start thinking about how we're going to pay down that debt, the better. We have to start somewhere. What the president is proposing is not "huge." It's nominal. $250B over 10  years? That's not even a drop in the bucket.

      Let's get some perspective and stop with the sky's falling routine.

      Please help StopRushLimbaugh. Because hate should not be profitable.

      by marabout40 on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 10:28:54 AM PST

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    •  second gen to HGM MA.... (1+ / 0-)
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      Get a grip.

      Then fuck off.

      I used to have a signature but it disappeared and I just couldn't be bothered writing another so please feel free to ingore this.

      by second gen on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 11:02:42 AM PST

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