Kennedy Memorial Pork
Your "imperfect" stimulus" $$$$ (too many $ to list) at work:
According to an AP article , Massachusetts is receiving 126 million stimulus dollars; of that amount more than 1 out of 5 of those dollars "is going to help preserve the legacy of the Kennedys."
1) $5.8 million to plan and design the new Senator Edward M. Kennnedy (D-MA) Institute for the Senate plus, perhaps, an endowment for said institute. (Quietly insert your own free Senator Edward Kennedy Senatorial Institute joke here.)
2) $22 million for expanding the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
3) $5 million for a downtown Boston park; a new gateway to Boston Harbor Island on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Massacusetts junior senator, John Kerry (D-MA), proudly took credit for the President John F. Kennedy (D) Library earmark, saying "This shovel-ready project will also bring much-needed jobs to the area."
Speaking about these and other earmarks (pork or fat, as it is more commonly called)
"These funds will create jobs that are desperately needed, and will provide lasting benefits for all our citizens long into the future," Kennedy said in statement accompanying a list of earmarks.
These projects will be paid for by citizens who desperately needed these funds for their own use to provide benefits for themselves as they worked hard for their money.