Tip of the day: If you vote for expanded government… government will expand.
$17 billion is the number released today as the first piece of Obama’s massive stimulus package (round one) that can be tracked locally, thanks to the hand-dandy $9 million tracker. While billions of dollars of federal aid leave the capital, can you guess where they are headed?
USA Today reports that stimulus money is going directly to the places that most supported Obama in last year’s presidental election. This is not a small amount either; the aid favoring Obama-friendly states will receive about 20 percent more per person. Shocking isn’t? Maybe, but the reality is people who were dependent on government voted for a candidate who would expand government and that is exactly what is happening.
Now that government is this big, do we get to press the “re-set” button?