Remember when folks on the right were telling everyone that the messiah was using the porkulus to pay back his supporters? Remember that no one listened? Well, the pork has returned to the stimulus. This from the 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.
Yes, yes, of course, the porkulus money goes to the places that supported the messiah, but at the same time, it was supposed to go there anyway?
But wait! There’s more!
“There’s no politics at work when it comes to spending for the recovery,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says.
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.
The funny thing is that this article point out details of this, but in the next paragraph, tries to explain it away.
So, the porkulus monies go to places that supported the messiah. Not a big surprise, the USA Today article stated that these areas tend to get 50% more funding anyway, so even factoring for that, the nearly doubling on the per-person amount demonstrates an increase in that percentage.
Unemployment in June remained approximately 20 percent higher in states won by President Obama in last fall’s election than in states won by Republican candidate John McCain, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday.
Meanwhile national opinion polls are continuing to show Obama’s approval ratings are dropping.
According to the table below, the unemployment rate in June for states voting for Obama averaged 9.34 percent, compared to 7.91 percent in states that voted for the Republican candidate, Sen. John McCain of Arizona.
So, the money does go to places that supported the messiah, and the result? That’s pretty obvious. Now, the libs will say that “they money hasn’t gotten out yet!” My response would be that the messiah himself said that the porkulus was for projects that were “shovel ready.” Well, what happened to the shovels? What happened to the hundreds of thousands of jobs that were promised? After all, the thing JUST HAD TO BE PASSED FREAKIN IMMEDIATELY to keep unemployment below 9%! The libs have put themselves into a bind to explain away the failure, because to explain away the fail, they have to point out that the messiah lied. It’s fun!