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October 5, 2008

Federal Bailout Bill and the Pork

I was wondering how the Federal Bailout Bill grew from 2 1/2 pages to 451 pages.  Here are a few items in the EMERGENCY Senate bill.

SEC. 309. EXTENSION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CREDIT FOR AMERICAN SAMOA.
SEC. 310. EXTENSION OF MINE RESCUE TEAM TRAINING CREDIT.
SEC. 311. EXTENSION OF ELECTION TO EXPENSE ADVANCED MINE SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
SEC. 312. DEDUCTION ALLOWABLE WITH RESPECT TO INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO DOMESTIC PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES IN PUERTO RICO.
SEC. 313. QUALIFIED ZONE ACADEMY BONDS.

(my favorite - this will clearly help the bailout)
SEC. 503. EXEMPTION FROM EXCISE TAX FOR CERTAIN WOODEN ARROWS DESIGNED FOR USE BY CHILDREN.
(B) EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN WOODEN ARROW SHAFTS.
—Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to any shaft consisting of all natural wood with no laminations or artificial means of enhancing the spine of such shaft (whether sold separately or incorporated as part of a finished or unfinished product) of a type used in the manufacture of any arrow which after its assembly—
‘‘(i) measures 5⁄of an inch or less in diameter, and . . .

SEC. 504. INCOME AVERAGING FOR AMOUNTS RECEIVED IN CONNECTION WITH THE EXXON VALDEZ LITIGATION.

Subtitle B—Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

SEC. 601. SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY SELF DETERMINATION PROGRAM.

TITLE VII—DISASTER RELIEF
Subtitle A—Heartland and Hurricane Ike Disaster Relief

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