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USA Today: Majority of Stimulus Bill dollars going to Obama political allies.

Posted by iusbvision on July 9, 2009

Corruption you can believe in.

This is exactly what we predicted would happen. Go back and see if you doubt me. Government largess spending does not work to stimulate the economy because the money is spent for political reasons and not economic ones.

USA Today:

Billions in aid go to areas that backed Obama in ’08

By Brad Heath, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — Billions of dollars in federal aid delivered directly to the local level to help revive the economy have gone overwhelmingly to places that supported President Obama in last year’s presidential election.

That aid — about $17 billion — is the first piece of the administration’s massive stimulus package that can be tracked locally. Much of it has followed a well-worn path to places that regularly collect a bigger share of federal grants and contracts, guided by formulas that have been in place for decades and leave little room for manipulation.

Counties that supported Obama last year have reaped twice as much money per person from the administration’s $787 billion economic stimulus package as those that voted for his Republican rival, Sen. John McCain, a USA TODAY analysis of government disclosure and accounting records shows. That money includes aid to repair military bases, improve public housing and help students pay for college.

The reports show the 872 counties that supported Obama received about $69 per person, on average. The 2,234 that supported McCain received about $34.

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