Friday, December 18, 2009

Outrageous: Democratic districts get twice as much "stimulus"

Democratic Districts Won Twice as Much Stimulus as GOP Districts, Study Shows starts with:

Democratic districts have received nearly twice as much stimulus money as Republican districts and the cash has been awarded without regard to how badly an area was suffering from job losses, according to a new study.
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University reviewed the distribution of $157 billion in stimulus dollars based on publicly available reports and found that there was "no statistical correlation" between the amount of money a district got and its income or unemployment rate.
"You would think, right, that if the administration believes in its theory that government money can create jobs, they would spend a lot of money in districts that have high unemployment," study co-author Veronique de Rugy said. "We found absolutely no relationship. It just kind of shows that the money is spent kind of randomly."


Maybe the Republicans will have a better chance in fighting more massive government spending, or at the very least demanding that it is spread more evenly.

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Wendy said...

And yet, I can't seem to muster any outrage or surprise, only the thought..."was anyone expecting something different?"

Henry Cate said...

I was surprised that there was such a difference.

I am also disappointed that this hasn't gotten more press. (But not too surprised about that.)