Re: Itâs 2009 again: Obama Adminâs RebuildAmerica spending plan on infrastructure sounds familiar
posted at 7/14/2014 3:10 PM EDT
"Propublica"- a George Soros funded leftist shill...
President Obama said in February 2009 that the stimulus would lift "2 million Americans from poverty." But since Obama took office, 6.3 million Americans have fallen into poverty.
The "green economy," Obama vowed, would create millions of jobs. The Energy Department has handed out $35.2 billion in stimulus money to jumpstart the clean energy industry, but it's created more red ink than green jobs. Nationally, green technology accounts for just 2 percent of employment nationwide and there has been no marked boom in the industry.Those loans, however, have created quite the scandal. Nearly half a billion in taxpayer dollars was lost to the now-bankrupt solar energy company Solyndra. The company, which has since laid off over 1,000 workers, was Obama's self-described poster-child for "American ingenuity and dynamism" in 2010. Today, it's the poster-child for the hazards of reckless spending.
Finally, the Obama promiseof "one million electric cars". Obama promised the stimulus would put one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. He better hurry, eh?
The amounts given to states by the stimulus ranged widely. For example, while Florida only received $553 per capita, the District of Columbia walked away with $3,745 per capita. "The patterns early show that the money went to the places the Democrats represented."
The folly of the federal government's misappropriation of funds can best be summed up with a quote from an Obama Administration official who explained, where government spends taxpayers' money doesn't matter because "giving out money is good for everyone."
80% of the funds that went to Wisconsin from President Obama’s 2009 stimulus package were dumped into the coffers of public unions. That means unions received $600 million of the $701 million in funding that was sent under the guise of saving that state from catastrophe. The problem is, the only thing it saved were the Democrat dominated unions. Moreover, those unions, with their pockets lined from Obama, used those millions of those dollars to try to oust Gov. Scott Walker from office.