Cuts from stimulus plan that could have helped rural areas

Rural voters: remember your Republican politicians who insisted on cuts in the stimulus bill. Things that could have postively impacted rural areas that were cut from the stimulus plan:

Partially cut:

• $200 million from Environmental Protection Agency Superfund (original bill $800 million)
• $100 million from law enforcement wireless (original bill $200 million)

Fully eliminated

• $100 million for Farm Service Agency modernization
• $50 million for Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service
• $65 million for watershed rehabilitation
• $100 million for distance learning
• $50 million for aquaculture
• $2 billion for broadband
• $10 million state and local law enforcement
• $1 billion for Energy Loan Guarantees
• $25 million for Fish and Wildlife
• $165 million for Forest Service capital improvement
• $90 million for State and Private Wildlife Fire Management

Not to mention things that would help all of us, including:

• $1 billion for Head Start/Early Start
• $5.8 billion for Health Prevention Activity
• $2 billion for Health Information Technology Grants
• $16 billion for school construction
• $3.5 billion for higher education construction

Source: CNN Politics


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