Rightwingliberal is extremely impressed with the success of the democrat’s stimulus package. The government’s own web-site (Recovery.gov) demonstrates that Washington has managed to figure out a way to spend money, and save jobs, in Congressional districts that don’t exist.
I really, really wanted to believe this was an Onion move; then I actually feared some clever lefty had laid a trap for over-eager center-right bloggers.
It is neither. The Stimulus tracking site really does tout â€“ and proudly, money that goes to phantom Congressional Districts.
Bill McMorris (Watchdog.org) has the details on North Dakota.
On a whim, I took a look at Virginia.
Among other things . . .
Over $2.26 million was spent in the â€œ12th Congressional District,â€ which only exists in the fevered recesses of Tom Davisâ€™ ambition.
Another $2M- plus went to the â€œ00 Congressional Districtâ€ (creating or saving exactly 2.5 jobs in the process)
More than $2M went to such venerable Virginia Districts as the 36th and 26th (neither seen since the 19th Century), plus the 79th (which can only mean Obama has created a new and more perfect dimension to spend the money)
Hat tip to Adam Bitely.