Saturday, March 27, 2010

Distribution of stimulus funds

How should stimulus money get distributed?

Think about that for a minute.  Should area with higher unemployment get more money?  Or maybe areas with more infrastructure needs?  How about just evenly distributing the money based upon population?

I wouldn't have a problem with any of those distributions.  Unfortunately, that's not how it has gone. is reporting their own study of the actual stimulus spending, and their findings are telling.  The money has gone to Democratic districts almost 2:1.

What does this teach us?  Money equals power.  Power corrupts.  In Washington, money buys power, which in turn takes a large cut of the public money.

The system is hopelessly broken.  If you think we can vote in better people then you are crazy.  If you want to corrupt a good person, send them to Washington.

How long will we stand for this?

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