I cannot believe MY tax money is paying the White House to maintain, compile, and publish these types of communications to voters in each state. There is something about this is that is not right?
Sending out Press Releases to voters on my dime is wrong and should be illegal! This is nothing more than a marketing stunt and a continuation of the Democrat Presidential campaign.
To: Interested Parties
Fr: White House Communications
Da: April 22, 2009
Re: The Obama-Biden economic plan: creating jobs, strengthening the economy for Georgia families
Facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, President Obama started his Presidency with decisive action — proposing and quickly passing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Since the bill went into effect, the ARRA has already helped put money back in the pockets of 95 percent of working Americans, created and saved jobs across the country and made key investments in our community to help kickstart the economy. To ensure that the funds are spent efficiently and effectively, President Obama tasked Vice President Biden with overseeing the implementation of ARRA, and projects have already begun to come in under budget across the country. As the President prepares to introduce the details of his budget and further plans to revitalize the economy, here’s a look at how his policies have impacted Georgia in the first three months of his administration.
IMPACT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ECONOMIC POLICIES ON GEORGIA
- Making Work Pay: The President’s tax-cut – which covers more Americans than any in history – is putting more than $1.7 billion back in the pockets of more than 3.4 million hard-working Georgia families.
- $82,847,053 to support child care for working families.
- $67,187,600 in block grants to foster energy efficiency in building, transportation, and a wide range of other improvements.
- $124,756,312 to support the weatherization of homes, including adding more insulation, sealing leaks and modernizing heating and air conditioning equipment.
- $82,495,000 to the State Energy Program, available for rebates to consumers for energy saving improvements; development of renewable energy projects; promotion of Energy Star products; efficiency upgrades for state and local government buildings; and other innovative state efforts to help save families money on their energy bills.
- $2,385,577,195 potentially available to Georgia to lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save thousands of teaching jobs at risk due to state and local budget cuts.
- $4,936,690 to fund 4 new Community Health Centers, which will serve an estimated 31,420 patients and create a projected 235 jobs.
- $6,964,291 to expand services at 28 existing Community Health Centers, which will expand service to an additional 45,191 patients and create or save a projected 101 jobs.
- $2,426,012 to provide meals to low-income seniors.
- $339,608,197 made available in Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) to protect health care for the families hit hard by the economic crisis and some of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens.
- $6,286,143 in vaccines and grants to ensure more underserved Americans receive the vaccines they need.
- $931,585,680 in highway funds to help build and repair roads and bridges.
- $143,561,526 to repair and build public transportation infrastructure.
- $8,284,000 to address airport safety and security, infrastructure, runway safety, increased capacity, and mitigation of environmental impacts.
- More than $59 million for state and local law enforcement assistance available through the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. The JAG Program supports a variety of efforts such as hiring and support for law enforcement officers; multijurisdictional drug and gang task forces; crime prevention and domestic violence programs; and courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives.
REAL RESULTS IN GEORGIA
Thanks to the Obama Administration’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, real impact is already being felt across the state….