riparian rap

Detailed list of spending in the federal stimulus bill.

From, a detailed budget. Looks like the House will pass this today pretty much in this form.

A couple of highlights: Nearly $16 billion for Pell grants and $3 billion for National Science Foundation programs.

I’m very disappointed in the Republican tactics we have seen. The calls for fiscal responsibility are a little hypocritical–e.g. Bush cut taxes by $2 trillion as he came into office, to great applause. But this isn’t a political blog. Krugman has a good piece on all this in today’s Times.

Photo is a view to the north last week from SIUC’s renovated Morris Library.