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Thursday, January 29, 2009

How Stimulating!

I have a small item in today's Examiner highlighting some projects funded by the stimulus bill.

» $75 million for “smoking cessation”

Ironically, because state governments are dependent on tobacco sales for billions in annual revenue, if this federal program worked, it would further deplete state coffers.

» $500 million for space travel

The Senate bill calls for funding to “shorten the gap in time that the nation does not have a U.S. vehicle to access space after the space shuttle is retired in 2010.”

Read the article here.

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