DEMOCRAT$ AT WORK: Spent $70 million in stimulus to create 7 jobs, $50 million to clean stoves, $825,000 stimulus on african genital-washing program
While the democrats are bankrupting our nation with so much wasteful spending with YOUR tax dollars, the liberal idiots in the media are busy NOT reporting the wasteful spending and are instead attacking a Senate candidate from Delaware who dated a guy almost 20 years ago who was in to kiddie witchcraft! How pathetic and desperate the liberal media has become...
Report: Los Angeles spent $70 million in stimulus funds to create 7.76 jobs
A new piece of evidence has emerged in the debate over the effectiveness of President Obama's 2009 stimulus package, and it's not good for Democrats. According to two newly released audits performed by the Los Angeles controller, L.A. spent enormous portions of the $594 million in stimulus funds it received on projects that created or saved just a handful of jobs. All told, the audits — available here and here [pdf] — examined $111 million in stimulus spending by the city's Department of Transportation and Department of Public Works, and found that the money went to projects that created or retained just 54 jobs. That works out to roughly $2 million per job.
The $71 million that went to the Department of Public Works, which funded 15 road-surfacing and similar projects, was projected to save or create 238 jobs. But according to the audit, the money created just 7.76 jobs â€” or slightly more than $10 million per new job â€” and saved 37.7 (the fractions are a result of calculating the number of jobs by hours worked). The Department of Transportation's $40 million created or retained just nine jobs, the audit found. READ MORE...
Clinton to unveil US funds for clean cookstove push
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce on Tuesday a U.S. contribution of more than $50 million toward providing clean cooking stoves in developing countries to reduce deaths from smoke inhalation and fight climate change.
The U.S. funding, which will be spread over five years, is part of a Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves being started to combat a problem officials equate with malaria and unclean water in terms of their health impact worldwide.
Some 1.9 million premature deaths, mostly among women and young children, occur every year due to smoke inhalation from rudimentary stoves, which in many cases consist of a few stones and an open fire inside or outside a shelter, officials said.
Smoke from such cooking methods can lead to childhood pneumonia, lung cancer, bronchitis and cardiovascular disease while contributing to climate change through emissions of carbon dioxide and methane -- two major greenhouse gases -- and black carbon. READ MORE...
Feds Spent $800,000 of Economic Stimulus on African Genital-Washing Program
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.
The genitalia-washing program is part of a larger $12-million UCLA study examining how to better encourage Africans to undergo voluntary HIV testing and counseling – however, only the penis-washing study received money from the 2009 economic stimulus law. The washing portion of the study is set to end in 2011.
“NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications,” the grant abstract states. “We propose to evaluate the feasibility of a post-coital genital hygiene study among men unwilling to be circumcised in Orange Farm, South Africa.” READ MORE...
There's so many more examples of abuse with YOUR tax dollars. YOUR tax money is going to THOUSANDS of programs just like these ones. Are you tired of this wasteful spending and abuse? Then join a tea party.
JOIN A DAMN TEA PARTY AND VOTE THESE BUMS OUT!