Greg Sargent has the latest list of cuts to the stimulus package by the Nelson/Collins group:

Total Reductions: $80 billion


Head Start, Education for the Disadvantaged, School improvement, Child Nutrition, Firefighters, Transportation Security Administration, Coast Guard, Prisons, COPS Hiring, Violence Against Women, NASA, NSF, Western Area Power Administration, CDC, Food Stamps



Public Transit $3.4 billion, School Construction $60 billion



Defense operations and procurement, STAG Grants, Brownfields, Additional transportation funding

A Nelson spokesperson said the cuts being contemplated by the team actually total about $100 billion.

Obama rightly says their delays are "inexcusable and irresponsible."

These are the Senate narcissists people who think it is on them to save us all:

According to Collins, R-Maine, the group achieved an "in-depth scrubbing of the bill, going line by line item by item."

Emerging from the meeting for a midday break, Sen. Joe Lieberman said the group of Democrats and five Republicans were at a "breakthrough" moment.

When Lux Interior died the other day I was looking through old videos and I came across their 1978 Target Video performance with the Mutants at the Napa State Mental Hospital.  If you watch the video you’ll see the patients wandering up on the stage with the band during their performance.

Don’t know why that comes to mind.

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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