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Oklahoma “…Brand new state, gonna treat you great!…”

Couldn’t resist popping a portion of Oklahoma lyrics into the title. It appears to be the most appropriate line after observing the work on I-44 via a Proud American Patriot’s pictures from this past weekend. Then after reading the Stimulus Watch records for Tulsa’s Federal Highway Administration projects it would appear that this is a huge, lingering and expensive investment to the tune of $95,570,300 as viewed here

Type Description Amount City State Jobs Vote
Grant STIM266 $259,731 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM283 $2,226,132 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM049 $16,689,772 Tulsa OK 5 1
Grant STIM267 $316,912 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM278 $506,313 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM284 $1,875,343 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM285 $1,183,301 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM265 $317,067 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM061 $7,737,563 Tulsa OK 13 1
Grant STIM281 $784,975 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM286 $2,672,650 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM289 $2,194,915 Tulsa OK 0 -1
Grant STIM047 $13,121,273 Tulsa OK 4 1
Grant STIM185 $900,000 Tulsa OK 1 0
Grant STIM288 $2,047,090 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM422 $198,130 Tulsa OK 0 0
Grant STIM048 $21,863,911 Tulsa OK 7 1
Grant STIM050 $20,029,348 Tulsa OK 6 -1
Grant STIM287 $645,874 Tulsa OK 0 0

But the jobs are not!

Do you see anyone working?

Tulsa, Oklahoma Stimulus Watch entitlement total,  for 55 projects. was $132,440,084.85 so subtract the Highway projects total of $95,570,300 and the major overhaul to the Tulsa Federal Courthouse Windows

Contract Replace windows Tulsa Federal Courthouse. Design-Build effort to replace the windows at Tulsa FCH with energy efficient windows per the… $2,699,903 Tulsa OK 0 -4

will leave a balance of $34,169,882. Tulsa do you feel stimulated yet?


This Labor Day Obama Tries to Birth Another Stimulus in Wisconsin

Unions looking for more handouts (taxpayer dollars) for votes, the pay to play…the mouthpiece and top producing snake oil salesman speaks to them:

Pr. Obama – Labor Day (1) Jobs, Infrastructure, Middle Class, Small Business – Milwaukee

StartLoving3 | September 06, 2010

Labor, Chamber, Discuss Economy and Political Strategy

This past Wednesday, the AFL-CIO held their annual briefing on the state of the labor movement and jobs. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka discussed the Labor movement’s political strategy for the upcoming midterm elections and his hope that congress will work on more job creation legislation. Read More »

On Thursday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented its Labor Day briefing at their headquarters in Washington. The Chamber’s Chief Economists Martin Regalia and Randy Johnson, their Senior Vice President of Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits discussed current economic and workplace issues for businesses. They also talked about the Chamber’s strategy for the upcoming mid term elections.

Washington, DC

Per Today With President Barack Obama:

Remarks of President Barack Obama on the Economy—As Prepared for Delivery
September 6, 2010
Milwaukee Laborfest
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hello, Milwaukee! Thank you to the Milwaukee Area Labor Council and to all of my brothers and sisters in the AFL-CIO for inviting me to spend this day with you – a day that belongs to the working men and women of America.

I want to acknowledge your outstanding national president, a man who knows that a strong economy needs a strong labor movement: Rich Trumka; Dave Newby, president of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO; and our host, your Milwaukee Area Labor Council Secretary-Treasurer, Sheila Cochran, who I hear has a birthday tomorrow. I’m proud to be here with our Secretary of Labor, a daughter of union members, Hilda Solis; and our Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood. And let’s hear it for the folks at the forefront of every fight for Wisconsin’s working men and women – Senator Herb Kohl; Congresswoman Gwen Moore; and your outstanding mayor, Tom Barrett. Your other great senator, Russ Feingold, was here with you earlier, standing with you and your families just like he always has, but he had to head to his hometown of Janesville to participate in their Labor Day parade.

So it is good to be back in Milwaukee. Of course, this isn’t my first time at Laborfest. I stood right here with you two years ago, when I was still a candidate for this office. During that campaign, we talked about how, for years, the values of hard work and responsibility that built this country had been given short shrift, and how that was slowly hollowing out our middle class. About how some on Wall Street took reckless risks and cut corners to turn huge profits, while working Americans were fighting harder and harder just to stay afloat. And about how the decks were too often stacked in favor of the special interests and against working Americans.

What we knew, even then, was that these years would be some of the most difficult in our history. And then, two weeks later, the bottom fell out of the economy. Middle-class families suddenly found themselves swept up in the worst recession in our lifetimes.

So the problems facing working families are nothing new. But they are more serious than ever. And that makes our cause more urgent than ever. For generations, it was the great American middle class that made our economy the envy of the world. It’s got to be that way again.

It was folks like you, after all, who forged that middle class. It was working men and women who made the twentieth century the American century. It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today – the 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans, those cornerstones of middle class security that all bear the union label.

And it was that greatest of generations that built America into the greatest force for prosperity, opportunity and freedom the world has ever known. Americans like my grandfather, who went off to war just boys, returned home men, and traded one uniform and set of responsibilities for another. Americans like my grandmother, who rolled up their sleeves and worked in factories on the home front. When the war was over, they studied under the GI Bill; bought homes under the FHA; raised families buttressed by good jobs that paid good wages with good benefits.

It was through my grandparents’ experience that I was brought up to believe that anything is possible in America. But they also knew the feeling when that opportunity is pulled out from under you. They would tell me about seeing their fathers or uncles losing jobs during the depression; how it wasn’t just the loss of a paycheck that stung. It was the blow to their dignity; their sense of self-worth. I’ll bet a lot of us have seen people changed after a long bout of unemployment; how it can wear down even the strongest spirits.

So my grandparents taught me early on that a job is about more than a paycheck, as important as that is. A job is about waking up every day with a sense of purpose, and going to bed each night fulfilled. A job is about meeting your responsibilities to yourself, to your family, to your community. I carried that lesson with me all those years ago when I got my start fighting for men and women on the South Side of Chicago after their local steel plant shut down. I carried that lesson with me through my time as a state senator and a U.S. Senator. I carry that lesson with me today.

And I know that there are folks right here in Milwaukee and all across America who are going through these kinds of struggles. Eight million Americans lost their jobs in this recession. And while we’ve had eight straight months of private sector job growth, the new jobs haven’t been coming fast enough. Now, the plain truth is, there’s no silver bullet or quick fix to the problem. Even when I was running for this office, we knew it would take time to reverse the damage of a decade’s worth of policies that saw a few folks prosper while the middle class kept falling behind – and it will take more time than any of us wants to dig out of the hole created by this economic crisis.

But on this Labor Day, there are two things I want you to know, Milwaukee. Number one: I’m going to keep fighting, every single day, to turn this economy around; to put our people back to work; to renew the American Dream for your families and for future generations.

Number two – and this I believe with every fiber of my being: America cannot have a strong, growing economy without a strong, growing middle class, and the chance for everybody, no matter how humble their beginnings, to join that middle class. A middle class built on the idea that if you work hard and live up to your responsibilities, you can get ahead – and enjoy some basic guarantees in life. A good job that pays a good wage. Health care that’ll be there when you get sick. A secure retirement even if you’re not rich. An education that’ll give our kids a better life than we had. These are simple ideas. American ideas.

I was thinking about this last week. On the day I announced the end to our combat mission in Iraq, I spent some time, as I often do, with our soldiers and veterans. This new generation of troops coming home from Iraq has earned its place alongside that greatest generation. Like them, they have the skills and training and drive to move America’s economy forward once more. And from the time I took office, we’ve been investing in new care, new opportunity, and a new commitment to their service that’s worthy of their sacrifice. But they’re coming home to an economy hit by recession deeper than any we’ve seen. And the question is, how do we create the same kind of middle class opportunity my grandparents’ generation came home to? How do we build our economy on the same kind of strong, stable foundation for growth?

Well, anyone who thinks we can move this economy forward with a few doing well at the top, hoping it’ll trickle down to working folks running faster and faster just to keep up – they just haven’t studied our history. We didn’t become the most prosperous country in the world by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn’t come this far by letting special interests run wild. We didn’t do it by just gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We did it by producing goods we could sell; we did it with sweat and effort and innovation. We did it by investing in the people who built this country from the ground up – workers, and middle-class families, and small business owners. We did it by out-working, out-educating, and out-competing everyone else.

Milwaukee, that’s what we’re going to do again. That’s what’s been at the heart of all our efforts: building our economy on a new foundation so that our middle class doesn’t just survive this crisis – but thrives once we emerge. And over the last two years, that’s meant taking on some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for too long.

That’s why we passed financial reform that provides new accountability and tough oversight of Wall Street; reform that will stop credit card companies from gouging you with hidden fees and unfair rate hikes; reform that ends the era of taxpayer bailouts for Wall Street once and for all.

That’s why we eliminated tens of billions of dollars in wasteful taxpayer subsidies to big banks that provide student loans. We’re using those savings to put a college education within reach for working families.

That’s why we passed health insurance reform that will make coverage affordable; reform that ends the indignity of insurance companies jacking up your premiums at will or denying you coverage just because you get sick; reform that shifts control from them to you.

That’s why we’re making it easier for workers to save for retirement, with new ways of saving your tax refunds, a simpler system for enrolling in plans like 401(k)s, and fighting to strengthen Social Security for the future. And to those who may still run for office planning to privatize Social Security, let me be clear: as long as I’m President, I’ll fight every effort to take the retirement savings of a generation of Americans and hand it over to Wall Street. Not on my watch.

That’s why we’ve given tax cuts to small business owners. Tax cuts to clean energy companies. A tax cut to 95 percent of working Americans, just like I promised you on the campaign. And instead of giving tax breaks to corporations to create jobs overseas, we’re cutting taxes for companies that put our people to work here at home.

That’s why we’re investing in growth industries like clean energy and manufacturing. And you’ve got leaders here like Tom Barrett and Jim Doyle who have been fighting to bring those jobs to Milwaukee and to Wisconsin. Because we want to see the solar panels and wind turbines and electric cars of tomorrow manufactured here. We don’t just want to buy stuff made elsewhere; we want to grow our exports so the world buys products that say “Made in America.”

Because there are no better workers than American workers, and I’ll place my bet on you any day of the week. When the naysayers said we should just let the American auto industry vanish and take hundreds of thousands of jobs down with it, we said we’d stand by them if they made the tough choices necessary to compete once again – and today, that industry is on the way back.

Now, another thing we’ve done is make sound and long-overdue investments in upgrading our outdated and inefficient national infrastructure. We’re not just talking new roads, bridges, dams and levees; but also a smart electric grid and the broadband internet and high-speed rail lines required to compete in the 21st century economy. We’re talking investments in tomorrow that are creating hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs today.

It was because of these investments, and the tens of thousands of projects they spurred all over the country, that the battered construction sector actually grew last month for the first time in a long time. Still, nearly one in five construction workers are unemployed. And it doesn’t do anybody any good when so many American workers have been idled for months, even years, at a time when there is so much of America to rebuild.

That’s why, today, I am announcing a new plan for rebuilding and modernizing America’s roads, rails and runways for the long-term.

Over the next six years, we are going to rebuild 150,000 miles of our roads – enough to circle the world six times. We’re going to lay and maintain 4,000 miles of our railways – enough to stretch coast-to-coast. We’re going to restore 150 miles of runways and advance a next generation air-traffic control system to reduce travel time and delays for American travelers – something I think folks across the political spectrum could agree on.

This is a plan that will be fully paid for and will not add to the deficit over time – we’re going to work with Congress to see to that. It sets up an Infrastructure Bank to leverage federal dollars and focus on the smartest investments. It will continue our strategy to build a national high-speed rail network that reduces congestion, travel times, and harmful emissions. It will cut waste and bureaucracy by consolidating and collapsing more than 100 different, often duplicative programs. And it will change the way Washington spends your tax dollars; reforming the haphazard and patchwork way we fund and maintain our infrastructure to focus less on wasteful earmarks and outdated formulas, and more on competition and innovation that gives us the best bang for the buck.

All of this will not only create jobs now, but will make our economy run better over the long haul. It’s a plan that history tells us can and should attract bipartisan support. It’s a plan that says even in the still-smoldering aftermath of the worst recession in our lifetimes, America can act to shape our own destiny, to move this country forward, to leave our children something better – something lasting.

So these are the things we’ve been working for. These are some of the victories that you helped us achieve. And we’re not done. We’ve got a lot more progress to make. And I believe we will.

But there are some folks in Washington who see things differently. When it comes to just about everything we’ve done to strengthen the middle class and rebuild our economy, almost every Republican in Congress said no. Even where we usually agree, they say no. They think it’s better to score political points before an election than actually solve problems. So they said no to help for small businesses. No to middle-class tax cuts. No to unemployment insurance. No to clean energy jobs. No to making college affordable. No to reforming Wall Street. Even as we speak, these guys are saying no to cutting more taxes for small business owners. I mean, come on! Remember when our campaign slogan was “Yes We Can?” These guys are running on “No, We Can’t,” and proud of it. Really inspiring, huh?

To steal a line from our old friend, Ted Kennedy: what is it about working men and women that they find so offensive?

When we passed a bill earlier this summer to help states save the jobs of hundreds of thousands of teachers, nurses, police officers and firefighters that were about to be laid off, they said “no” to that, too. In fact, the Republican who’s already planning to take over as Speaker of the House dismissed them as “government jobs” that weren’t worth saving. Not worth saving? These are the people who teach our kids. Who keep our streets safe. Who put their lives on the line for our own. I don’t know about you, but I think those jobs are worth saving.

We made sure that bill wouldn’t add to the deficit, either. We paid for it by finally closing a ridiculous tax loophole that actually rewarded corporations for shipping jobs and profits overseas. It let them write off the taxes they pay foreign governments – even when they don’t pay taxes here. How do you like that – middle class families footing tax breaks for corporations that create jobs somewhere else! Even a lot of America’s biggest corporations agreed the loophole should be closed, that it wasn’t fair – but the man with the plan to be Speaker is already aiming to open it up again.

Bottom line is, these guys refuse to give up on the economic philosophy they peddled for most of the last decade. You know that philosophy: you cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires; you cut rules for special interests; you cut working folks like you loose to fend for yourselves. They called it the ownership society. What it really boiled down to was: if you couldn’t find a job, or afford college, or got dropped by your insurance company – you’re on your own.

Well, that philosophy didn’t work out so well for working folks. It didn’t work out so well for our country. All it did was rack up record deficits and result in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

I’m not bringing this up to re-litigate the past; I’m bringing it up because I don’t want to re-live the past. It would be one thing if Republicans in Washington had new ideas or policies to offer; if they said, you know, we’ve learned from our mistakes. We’ll do things differently this time. But that’s not what they’re doing. When the leader of their campaign committee was asked on national television what Republicans would do if they took over Congress, he actually said they’d follow “the exact same agenda” as they did before I took office. The exact same agenda.

So basically, they’re betting that between now and November, you’ll come down with a case of amnesia. They think you’ll forget what their agenda did to this country. They think you’ll just believe that they’ve changed. These are the folks whose policies helped devastate our middle class and drive our economy into a ditch. And now they’re asking you for the keys back.

Do you want to give them the keys back? Me neither. And do you know why? Because they don’t know how to drive! At a time when we’re just getting out of the ditch, they’d pop it in reverse, let the special interests ride shotgun, and hit the gas, careening right back into that ditch.

Well, I refuse to go backwards, Milwaukee. And that’s the choice America faces this fall. Do we go back to the policies of the past? Or do we move forward? I say we move forward. America always moves forward. And we are going to keep moving forward today.

Let me just close by saying this. I know these are difficult times. I know folks are worried, and there’s still a lot of hurt out here. I hear about it when I spend time in towns like this; I read about it in your letters at night. And when times are tough, it can be easy to give in to cynicism and fear; doubt and division – to set our sights lower and settle for something less.

But that is not who we are. That is not the country I know. We do not give up. We do not quit. We are a people that faced down war and depression; great challenges and great threats; and lit the way for the rest of the world. Whenever times have seemed at their worst, Americans have been at their best. Because it is in those times when we roll up our sleeves and remember that we will rise or fall together – as one nation, and one people. That’s the spirit that started the labor movement. The idea that alone, we are weak. Divided, we fall. But united, we are strong. That’s why we call them unions. That’s why we call this the United States of America.

Milwaukee, that’s the case I am going to make across the country this fall – yours. And I am asking for your help. If you are willing to join me, and Tom Barrett, and Gwen Moore, and Russ Feingold, we can strengthen our middle class and make our economy work for working Americans again. We can restore the American Dream and deliver it safely to our children. That’s how we built the last American century. That’s how we’ll build the next. We don’t believe in the words “No, we can’t.” We are Americans, and in times of great challenge, we push forward with an unyielding faith that we can. Yes, we can. Thank you, God Bless You and the work you do, and God Bless the United States of America.

Irony – The Ability To Enjoy a Full-Fledged Labor Day Weekend Requires A Job

Secretary Solis’ Labor Day Address (2010)

USDepartmentofLabor | August 30, 2010

This Labor Day, Secretary Solis wanted to talk directly with you — the American worker. Tune in as she shares what she’s seen and heard around the country… and what your Department of Labor is doing to get America back to work. Visit http://www.dol.gov/laborday for more.

If the U.S. jobless rate rises to 9.6 percent is so evident, doesn’t that mean that nearly 1 in 10 Americans (who are healthy, interested and ready to work) can’t find gainful employment?

The The History of Labor Day as described on the United States Department of Labor page details:

“Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

Hmm? Says it all in the first line… labor movement (unions) and is corroborated throughout the entire page. It’s all about the Unions! And who aligns directly with Unions? The Stimulus Toting, Job Killer in Chief:

Obama SEIU’s Agenda is My Agenda

Bigone5555J | August 23, 2009

We elected an organizer for SEIU and ACORN to the office of President, and that’s exactly what we got-an organizer for SEIU and ACORN, who has put their agenda above the needs of the entire nation.

Okay, let’s all invade those big Union BBQ’s this weekend! FREE FOOD, lol on the Taxpayers’ Backs!


Do your own search for any Union, remember your stimulus dollars are at work America!

What Are Stimulus Dollars Supplied to Sanofi Used For… A Snow Job?

Well I have a partial answer to the question I raised in my blog last week via H1N1 More Questions Before the Next Flu Season:

…What Say You America? Was it All About the Money? Where has the Money come from? Where is the Money now?…

Sanofi-Aventis Home Page

August 30, 2010 Genzyme Confirms Receipt of Unsolicited Proposal
August 30, 2010 Genzyme breaks silence to rebuff Sanofi

So, do you see the circle of strife with the American Taxpayers’ dollars? Have you ever seen a Three Card Monte?

Stimulus, what stimulus,  it’s only stimulating one new job, a snow job upon the American Citizenry~


Casino Hill, Pirates of the Potomac, and the Commandeer of Thief are contemplating a second stimulus, and by the way, that’s called DOUBLE or NOTHING for a reason!

H1N1 More Questions Before the Next Flu Season

Last December, as the Administration terrorized America with the threat of the waning H1N1 “epidemic aka epic-demic, I wrote this piece Swine Flu Vaccine Recall, Short Ships, and Many Questions. At the time, I was really interested how the vaccine and distribution was paid for, but could find no information. Well, well, well… that changed today by sheer accident.

I have a friend on the road who asked me to check into something in Pennsylvania. One of my first tools of choice, that I use, is to examine the Stimulus Watch 2.o site. As I proceeded to the links this morning and those pertaining to Pennsylvania, at the top of the list was

Contract To supply vaccines for CDC’s adult vaccine contract $413,955 Swiftwater PA 0 0

So I just had to click on it and low and behold I found SANOFI PASTEUR INC. and guess what! Sanofi Pasteur Begins Shipping Influenza Vaccine in U.S. for 2010-2011 Season

I really must find out how this newest shipment was paid for, because I just discovered how last year’s shipment was funded, Stimulus dollars in June, (note July is absent) August, and September 2009 by a  bill signed in February 2009 for stimulus and job creation? How did that happen? How is it happening this year?

Sanofi Pasteur Begins Shipping Influenza Vaccine in U.S. for 2010-2011 Season



Total Received: $45,109,874.70Visit on the Web

Below you will find all the contracts, grants, and loans received by SANOFI PASTEUR INC. as of October 30, 2009. You can sort by the different table columns. Click on an item for more information and to comment and vote on the item.

Primary Recipient

Type Description Amount City State Jobs Vote
Contract To supply vaccines for CDC’s adult vaccine contract $413,955 Swiftwater PA 0 0
Contract To supply flu vaccines for CDC’s adult vaccine contract $1,896,623 Swiftwater PA 0 0
Contract To supply pediatric vaccines for CDC’s Vaccine for Children contract. $10,358,763 Swiftwater PA 0 -1
Contract HHSO100200800073I Modification 5 – manufacturing of clinical trial material in support of H1N1 clinical trials for Mix n Match and… $730,000 Swiftwater PA 0 0
Contract The contractor shall furnish all necessary facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel, and shall perform all services necessary to conduct three… $29,360,000 Swiftwater PA 31 -1
Contract To supply flu vaccines for CDC’s VFC vaccine contract $2,350,534 Swiftwater PA 0 -1

What Say You America? Was it All About the Money? Where has the Money come from? Where is the Money now? “We the People” are being taking for a last ride via AIR POLAND!

Dedicated to JoAnne, I finally got to use it 😉

Who Is Sheila Jackson Lee Trying to Tool? Texas Pay Attention!

How much did the Texas taxpayers pay to learn about the “Recovery” that is not happening? Check out this multi-color, tri-fold mailer that was paid for and mailed on the taxpayer dime!


Look who the taxpayers in Texas paid for this:

Do you see it now? Allied Printing Trades Council Washington UNION LABEL. Nice, more money for unions! Haven’t they received enough from the Bogus POTUS?

According to Stimulus Watch 2.8 in Sheila Jackson Lee’s district 18 and most prominent city ~ that listed being Houston ~ we find:

Awards in Houston, Texas

Below are the stimulus contracts, grants, and loans in this city. You can click on an award to read (and add to) its description. You can also discuss the award and vote on whether you are satisfied with it or not. For a more local view, you can drill down to awards in a particular city. Just choose a city from the following list.

The total of cost of all the projects submitted by Houston is $546,322,245.77

Check out this blatant duplication:

Grant Security Enhancement Program $3,920,950 Houston TX 107 0
Grant American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Port Security Grant Program (ARRA PSGP) $3,920,950 Houston TX 107 0

Now there are 23 pages on Stimulus Watch devoted just to Houston and on those pages it shows 592 jobs have been generated, but upon further inspection they are ghost postings. Work/Projects, therefore jobs, have not begun. Where’s the money? Tied up in mailers to generate voter interest?


Why Would the Governor of Wyoming Feel the Need to Parcel Grand Teton Nat’l Park?

I am starting a project tonight after reading about the bogus movement of stimulus money/jobs away from Ohio, via another Democrat (Gov. Strickland), and headed to El Salvador. That is truly one moronic governor, and sad to note he’s taking away from my birth state. Where is his head?

Well anyway, I thought that it was high time to check other asinine state adventures on the Stimulus “We Won the Lottery, Big Bonuses Across the Board, Party!” Spending. I thought everyone always starts at the beginning of the list and so I headed to the back end and will begin with Wyoming

Lo and behold, we have another dimwitted Democrat, Governor David D. Freudenthal, who claims he needs to sell parcels of the Grand Teton National Park, WHY?

By your own Wyoming stimulus watch/report page you are receiving, along with three other states, the lion’s share of stimulus funding  – Your own News and Notices page.

Wyoming Awarded $600 Million in Federal Stimulus on June 26, 2010.

Then, when we saunter over to the Stimulus Watch for Wyoming we find:

The total of cost of all the projects submitted by Wyoming is $476,719,982.05

Which of course, like every project, and soon to be each and every state, that I have looked into on the Stimulus Watch, Jack and $hit is getting done.

And then we let our fingers waltz over to Recovery.gov and find that maybe of the $589,030,000 that doesn’t match the “…cost of all the projects submitted by Wyoming…” and displays a $113 million buffer has not been fully spent. If any records anywhere make sense, and this one should because it is government owned and operated (rolling my eyes) and a whopping 1293 jobs have been created well, well, well… and you have received $217,850,000…. hmm? Where is the MONEY?

What’s Wyoming’s state motto again… “Equal Rights”, not likely!

Americans don’t need no stinking Grand Teton National Park!