Saturday, July 11, 2009
This Dog Won’t Hunt
I thought some of my readers from the rest of the country might want to see what passes for reasoned discourse in my Congressional District. I received a regular email from my Congressman -- Lynn Westmoreland -- with this title:
”On the trail in search of some doggone stimulus jobs “
It provided a link to this video:
I’m so proud.
By the way, it took me about 5 minutes to find this:
Georgia rolls out first round of stimulus funding
”The Georgia State Transportation Board approved 135 separate economic stimulus projects across the state valued at more than $512 million. They are the first of hundreds of transportation projects throughout Georgia that will begin during the coming year utilizing $932 million in federal stimulus funds designed to create and sustain jobs.“
Meanwhile, Georgia’s unemployment rate reached 9.7%. It lost 211,500 jobs in the last year -- 15,800 in April 2009 alone. I know that most of the unemployed probably agreed with Congressman Westmoreland that they wanted a tax break...just not the kind that comes from being out of work.
To get a true picture of just what Federal stimulus money is doing for Georgia (and many other States) you can read this story from The Macon Telegraph:
Federal stimulus funds prevent deeper state budget cuts
Maybe Congressman Westmoreland should try using his brain instead of a bloodhound. Doggone it.
July 11, 2009