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Surprise! Money from the stimulus bill is much more likely to end up in the hands of people living in Democratic districts than Republican.What's that? You're shocked, shocked I say to discover this? Veronique de Rugy of NRO dug into the mystery so you don't have to: Controlling for the percentage of the district employed in the construction industry, a proxy for the vulnerability to recession of a district, I find no statistical correlation for all relevant unemployment indicators and the allocation of funds. This suggests that unemployment is not the factor leading the awards. Also, I found no correlation between other economic indicators, such as income, and stimulus funding.Second: On average, Democratic districts received one-and-a-half times as many awards as Republican ones. Democratic districts also received two-and-a-half times more stimulus dollars than Republican districts ($122,127,186,509 vs. $46,139,592,268). Republican districts also received smaller awards on average....(Read Full Post)

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