Dems Lash Out at GOP For Taking Spendulus Cash Despite Fact That Dem Districts Were Gifted Twice As Much Stimulus As GOP Districts
Democrats and the state-run media are running another coordinated attack on Republicans. The two are defending the failed stimulus plan that only 6% of Americans believe created jobs. They’re also lashing out at Republican Representatives for taking the Stimulus cash in their districts even though they voted against the massive $862 billion bill.
Hyper-partisan far left Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the latest democrat to attack Republicans by name for accepting stimulus money in their districts.
(Is this the best they got?… How pathetic.)
The Politico reported:
Pelosi, in an e-mail from spokesman Nadeam Elshami, pointed out Thursday that the legislation gave 282,000 of Minority Whip Eric Cantor’s constituents tax cuts, in addition to providing tax breaks to Republican Reps. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey and Tom Rooney of Florida.
The Pelosi offensive is part of a coordinated effort between the White House, the Democratic National Committee and congressional Democrats, (and the state-run media) who say they’re tired of being on the defensive on the stimulus. Pelosi’s office will follow up in the coming days by releasing reports from economists, will put forward experts in various sectors to talk about jobs created, and will continue to show which Republican districts they believe benefited from the stimulus.
“We’re coordinating on all cylinders now — we’re not going to let up,” a Democratic aide said.
What Speaker Pelosi forgot to mention in her email was that Democratic Districts won twice as much stimulus cash as conservative districts.
Maybe she thinks democratic districts should get to keep all the stimulus cash?
FOX News reported:
Democratic districts have received nearly twice as much stimulus money as Republican districts and the cash has been awarded without regard to how badly an area was suffering from job losses, according to a new study.
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University reviewed the distribution of $157 billion in stimulus dollars based on publicly available reports and found that there was “no statistical correlation” between the amount of money a district got and its income or unemployment rate.
“You would think, right, that if the administration believes in its theory that government money can create jobs, they would spend a lot of money in districts that have high unemployment,” study co-author Veronique de Rugy said. “We found absolutely no relationship. It just kind of shows that the money is spent kind of randomly.”
Rather, the study found that Democratic congressional districts received 1.89 times more money than GOP districts. The average award for Democratic districts was $439 million, while the average award for Republican ones was $232 million.
On average, Democratic districts also got 152 awards, while Republican ones got 94.
For some reason Speaker Pelosi forgot to mention this in her email.
No doubt, the state-run media will forget to mention this in their reports, too.