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road kill
07-10-2009, 07:11 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-07-08-redblue_N.htm


I especially like this part;

"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. "

Can't wait to see the "spin," and what Snopes says!!:D

YardleyLabs
07-10-2009, 08:05 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-07-08-redblue_N.htm


I especially like this part;

"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. "

Can't wait to see the "spin," and what Snopes says!!:D
As the story says, "The imbalance didn't start with the stimulus. From 2005 through 2007, the counties that later voted for Obama collected about 50% more government aid than those that supported McCain, according to spending reports from the U.S. Census Bureau (http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/United+States+Census+Bureau). " I just surprised they could find that many counties that supported McCain.:rolleyes:

Gerry Clinchy
07-10-2009, 08:14 AM
The article also stated:


The imbalance didn't start with the stimulus. From 2005 through 2007, the counties that later voted for Obama collected about 50% more government aid than those that supported McCain, according to spending reports from the U.S. Census Bureau (http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/United+States+Census+Bureau). USA TODAY's review did not include Alaska, which does not report its election results by county.

I might have to agree with the article that the administration isn't yet organized enough to apply "scalpel-like" precision like this. However, if we presume that O was favored in the election by areas with lower income and/or more government subsidies already, then the fact that government funds continue to flow to these same areas is not surprising. Congress shouldn't be let off the hook for the pork it inserted into the legislation, and undoubtedly has influence over where these funds are going.

Hew
07-10-2009, 08:26 AM
I just surprised they could find that many counties that supported McCain.:rolleyes:
That's funny. :D

badbullgator
07-10-2009, 08:37 AM
As the story says, "The imbalance didn't start with the stimulus. From 2005 through 2007, the counties that later voted for Obama collected about 50% more government aid than those that supported McCain, according to spending reports from the U.S. Census Bureau (http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/United+States+Census+Bureau). " I just surprised they could find that many counties that supported McCain.:rolleyes:


Shocking! You mean to tell me that places where they are heavy on government handouts and subsidies voted for obongo?

dback
07-10-2009, 10:25 AM
Shocking! You mean to tell me that places where they are heavy on government handouts and subsidies voted for obongo?

Yeeeeesss! With the salaries the White House is passing out I have hit on a new lucrative career for myself. Not even the omnipotent Yardley has recognized the possibilities......Czar for the Reelection of Obongo and all Dems or C-ROD for short. C-ROD will be a life time position as 8 years from now the US Military, short of funds and manpower, would be overwhelmed by ACORN upon attempting to enter the White House and throw his ass out in the middle of the night. Barry will outlive me, so this is a lifetime career change......wonder if I can get some 'technical water' set up in the 'rose garden'? HEW, BBG and several others (not KJrice...too radical), ya'll are welcome to come and train. Think I can get you some RV space in front of the Lincoln Memorial :-) :-)