all about the hanford dump

Thoughts on this?   Leaving aside the issue of politicians’ hypocrisy and whatnot…

U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings’ Central Washington district received the most federal money from the 2009 stimulus act, snagging more than 500 times as much per resident than the bottom-ranked district of former Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York.
That’s the conclusion by three economists released Thursday by The Brookings Institution who tracked how $308 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was dispersed around the nation.
But the paper says Hastings’ 4th District includes Spokane. Spokane is actually represented by Hastings’ fellow Republican, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
Ethan Kaplan, a economist at the University of Maryland and one of the paper’s three authors, said Friday the mistake was only a descriptive error and did not alter the study’s findings.

It’s like, I say when I’m from Eastern Washington, and everyone always says “Spokane?”  And the goddamned Brookings Institution does the same damned thing!

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