Not just for special interest groups like teachers, higher education, subsidized housing advocates, green energy contractors, arts groups, andgovernment workers at every level, but also for the media and watchdog organizations exposing thousands of nonexistent jobs supposedly saved or created by the binge spending, a not so transparent process and hundreds of phantom congressional districts.
While Minnesota ranks eleventh highest per capita among states in stimulus funding received or in the pipeline as of mid-summer, a Freedom Foundation of Minnesota (FFM) survey of stimulus funding data sources shows the amount and potential local impact of that spending varies widely from a low of $21 per resident of Scott County to a high of $1,005 per resident of Big Stone County.
As the federal stimulus package continues to balloon closer to $1 trillion on the fast track to passage, the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota released a top ten list of the worst funding requests submitted by Minnesota cities as part of the process.
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