Thursday, August 27, 2009

Remember the Stimulus

With all of the talk about health care, the stimulus spending issue has gone unchecked. Well, Obama's buddies are getting paid.

Check this out:

WASHINGTON – A sleepy Montana checkpoint along the Canadian border that sees about three travelers a day will get $15 million under President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan. A government priority list ranked the project as marginal, but two powerful Democratic senators persuaded the administration to make it happen.

Despite Obama's promises that the stimulus plan would be transparent and free of politics, the government is handing out $720 million for border upgrades under a process that is both secretive and susceptible to political influence. This allowed low-priority projects such as the checkpoint in Whitetail, Mont., to skip ahead of more pressing concerns, according to documents revealed to The Associated Press.

Of course, the places on the border that desperately need help, they get nothing:

A checkpoint in Laredo, Texas, which serves more than 55,000 travelers and 4,200 trucks a day, is rated among the government's highest priorities but was passed over for stimulus money.

I guess that lovely red state does not rate in Obama's administration.

But, but, but....VP Joe Biden promised he was watching this stuff. Speaking of the VP, anybody seen him lately? I guess the fact that he says something stupid every time he is let out of his office, means that he will trapped in his office for a while.

Hat Tip Kevin on his Twitter page

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