Additionally, Mercatus found that stimulus funds were not disbursed geographically with any special regard for low-income Americans. “We find no correlation between economic indicators and stimulus funding. Preliminary results find no statistically significant effect of unemployment, median income or mean income on stimulus funds allocation,” said the report.
The Mercatus Center analysis also found that Democratic congressional districts received on average almost double the funding of Republican congressional districts. Republican congressional districts received on average $232 million in stimulus funds while Democratic districts received $439 million on average.
“We found that there is a correlation [relating to the partisanship of congressional districts],” de Rugy said. Her regression analysis found that stimulus funds are expected to decrease by 24.19 percent if a district is represented by a Republican.
“During the appropriations process, you’re not surprised to see the Democrats are getting more money, but in this case a lot of the money we’re looking at is going through HUD [Department of Housing and Urban Development], or Department of Education, Department of Transportation etc. and they’re following a formula,” she said. “But the correlation exists, and not only does it exist — when you look at how much money we’re talking about, it’s a pretty big deal.”
It is not just a big deal, it is a criminal matter. These numbers are too big to ignore. Funds are being funneled to one party. This is not how one expects the American government to behave – like a banana republic. A particularly sleazy banana republic at that.
Do you really trust this bunch with health care?
How long until being from the wrong party is a reason to deny medical care? Do you trust these people?
Do you trust them with your life if you already know you cannot trust them with your money?
This is criminal. Do you want these criminals in your doctor’s office making decisions for you?