Obama Earmarks $1 Billion in Stimulus for Illinois ‘green’ jobs at $526,000 each

August 6, 2010 10:06

The Department of Energy projects 1,900 jobs as a result of $1,000,000,000 in new spending.  This works out to $526,315.79 of your tax dollars spent per job.  A half million dollars per job seems to be a bad deal for the taxpayer. Of more concern to the taxpayer, Senator Tom Coburn believes this project to be more about bringing home pork to Illinois than providing stimulus to average Americans. – RedState

FULL STORY by Brian Darling at RedState

“The biggest earmark in American history has been doled out to a company in Illinois, the President’s home state, in the name of green jobs.  The President’s $862 billion Stimulus plan has been an abysmal failure.  It provided states and localities with billions in bailout moneys, funded wasteful projects like the Monkey cocaine study at Wake Forest and given false hope to Americans that the President has ideas to turn around the economy.  This earmark is an outrage and the signature project of the President’s Stimulus plan.   Thankfully, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) is sounding the alarm bells and educating the American people to this new Obama outrage.”

FULL STORY by Brian Darling at RedState

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