Plenty Of Florida Earmarks In New Federal Spending Bill

Editor’s Note – You’ll quickly notice that the only elected officials listed here are Democrats.  Most prominently, Bill Nelson.  Of course, he has an election to win in two years and it requires an awful lot of taxpayer money for our elected officials to get re-elected in today’s political climate, so we should cut him a break.

Beyond Nelson, there’s the usual list of suspects; Alan Grayson, Suzanne Kosmas, Wasserman-Schultz.

As Dave Ramsey stated yesterday, these people are thieves and they’re using the government to steal from the National Treasury, and the sooner we start treating them as such, the sooner we can start the long process of undoing all the damage they’ve brought upon us.


Plenty Of Florida Earmarks In New Federal Spending Bill

The Buzz

Senate Democrats today unveiled a $1.2 trillion spending plan that contains $8 billion in earmarks. The budget was cast by Beltway observers as the last stand of the old guard, and some longtime Republicans joined in the feeding frenzy, including Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Florida got its share, from $1.6 million for NASA infrastructure to $250,000 for a Latino literacy program to $1.45 million for “mosquito trapping research.” Below, a sample of some of the Sunshine State earmarks.

  • Launch Complex-36/46 Infrastructure $1,650,000 Nelson, Bill
  • Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Cooperative Grouper-Snapper Fisheries Data Collection $1,000,000 Nelson, Bill
  • ARISE Foundation, North Palm Beach, FL Life-Management Skills Intervention/Re-entry Program for High Risk Youth $300,000 Hastings (FL); Klein (FL); Meek (FL); Wasserman Schultz Nelson, Bill
  • Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Cooperative Grouper-Snapper Fisheries Data Collection $1,000,000 Nelson, Bill
  • County of Orange, Orlando, FL Public Safety Radio System Upgrade $300,000 Kosmas; Grayson Nelson, Bill
  • Entrepreneurial Institute, Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, FL $350,000 Wasserman Schultz; Klein (FL)
  • From Red 2 Black Financial Literacy Program, Latino Leadership, Inc., Orlando, FL $250,000 Grayson
  • Small Business Incubator Expansion, City of Lauderhill, Lauderhill, FL $145,000Hastings (FL); Wasserman Schultz
  • University of South Florida Business Incubator Project, Bartow, FL $200,000 Nelson, Bill
  • Agricultural Research Service Salaries and expenses Mosquito Trapping Research/West Nile Virus, Gainesville, FL $1,454,000 DeLauro
  • U.S. Agricultural Research Service facility, Canal Point, FL $3,654,000 Boyd; Grayson; Hastings (FL); Klein (FL); Meek (FL); Melancon; Wasserman Schultz
  • Florida Biomass to Biofuels Conversion Program, FL $285,000 Brown, Corrine; Grayson; Kosmas, Nelson, Bill
  • EOC City of Palm Beach Gardens, FL $800,000 Klein (FL)
  • EOC City of South Daytona, FL $800,000 Kosmas Nelson (FL)
  • Predisaster Mitigation Orange County Government, FL $1,000,000 Grayson
  • MANATEE HARBOR, FL 100,000 Castor ‘(FL) Bill Nelson
  • TAMPA HARBOR, FL $200,000 Castor ‘(FL) Bill Nelson
  • EVERGLADES AND SOUTH FLORIDA ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION, FL 625,000 Hastings ‘(FL); Meek ‘(FL); Wasserman Schultz
  • Repair and Resurfacing of Critical Streets, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, FL $900,000 Hastings (FL)
  • Sharpes Ferry Bridge, FL $1,000,000 Grayson
  • St. John’s Heritage Parkway Interchanges, FL $1,500,000 Nelson, Bill
  • Veterans Medical City Connector, FL $1,000,000 Kosmas
  • Lyons Road Improvements Section IV, Coconut Creek, FL $650,000 Deutch
  • JTA Commuter Rail Alternative Analysis, Jacksonville, FL $1,200,000 Nelson, Bill
  • Children’s Museum of Tampa, FL Construction of a Facility $750,000 Castor (FL)
  • City of Winter Park, FL Acquisition of Land for Expansion of a Park $250,000 Kosmas



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