What the hell?! What do those provisions have with the current bill? Well, it's as the 17-year Wall St. veteran said today...when you see a bill bound for passage, you just throw a bunch of baggage on it that gets passed through anyway.
This is kind of inside baseball, but the reason those extra provisions are attached to the Senate bill is because of some parliamentary procedural issues. The Constitution states that only the House of Representatives may initiate appopriation bills, so the only way that the Senate can vote on such a bill before the House does (as it must in this case, because of the House voting nay on Monday) is to attach the bill to some other bill that the House has previously approved. With the exception of the raising of the FDIC limits, none of these new provisions were actually new provisions. Yes, in fairness, none of them are in any way connected to the bailout/rescue/whatever-we're-supposed-to-call-it-today bill, but attaching the b/r/w bill to the already-approved earmark-laden spending bill was the only Constitutionally-legal way for the Senate to take the lead. The only other option was for the Senate to do squat and wait for the House to get its act together.