Stimulus Slush Fund

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    My oh my.

    The political corruption just piles on these days...

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    Report: Democratic districts received nearly twice the amount of stimulus funds as GOP districts

    By: Mark Hemingway
    Commentary Staff Writer

    December 16, 2009 A new analysis of the $157 billion distributed by the American Reinvestment and Recovery act, popularly known as the stimulus bill, shows that the funds were distributed without regard for what states were most in need of jobs.

    “You would think that if the stimulus money was actually spent to create jobs, there would be more stimulus money spent in high unemployment states,” said Veronique de Rugy, a scholar at the Mercatus Center who produced the analysis. "But we don't find any correlation."

    ...The Mercatus Center analysis also found that Democratic congressional districts received on average almost double the funding of Republican congressional districts. Republican congressional districts received on average $232 million in stimulus funds while Democratic districts received $439 million on average.

    “We found that there is a correlation [relating to the partisanship of congressional districts],” de Rugy said. Her regression analysis found that stimulus funds are expected to decrease by 24.19 percent if a district is represented by a Republican.
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    Report: Democratic districts received nearly twice the amount of stimulus funds as GOP districts | Washington Examiner
     
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    Well of course, the republican districts did not want any Obama money.

    Now they are whining because they did not get as much?

    Sheesh, what a bunch of prima donnas.
     
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    That money came from ALL taxpayers - the fact any were initially opposed to the stimulus bill is not the issue.

    The issue is that the Democrats are utilizing taxpayer dollars to now reward own-party districts at a rate of 2 to 1.

    That is DC corruption politics at its worst - the very thing Obama ran against.

    Hope n Change indeed...
     

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