Only if you believe highway spending multipliers
Says only seven percent of 2009’s stimulus bill went toward transportation projects, yet they created over one-third of the bill’s total jobs.
The numbers are hard but the connection and conclusion that Walden offers is less than solid.
Says the federal stimulus program was ineffective because "the number of jobs has actually decreased by 18,300 through July 2011."
There’s more to the return than dollars saved
TriMet is "spending 4.2 million in fed funds to save $168K per year."
Except it didn’t
Portland spent nearly $1 million in federal stimulus money to install bike path signs where they already existed.
Do we need an ants on fire rating?
Says Ron Wyden spent $2 million "to study exotic ants."
© 2014 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise