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Millions of real stimulus dollars go to 'phantom' House districts in Minnesota
Star Tribune ^ | 11/18/09 | Bob Von Sternberg

Posted on 11/18/2009 1:25:04 PM PST by NormsRevenge

Minnesota's 27th Congressional District has snared just over $3 million in federal stimulus money, five times as much as the 57th District has gotten.

One problem: Neither district exists -- except on Recovery.gov, the Obama administration's website that tracks the flow of stimulus cash.

Beyond Minnesota's eight actual congressional districts, which have gotten the lion's share of the money, the website list 11 phantom districts that supposedly have been awarded more than $7 million in grants.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: districts; minnesota; phantom; stimulus
Those are probably the districts that put FRanken over the top.

Payback. ;-)

1 posted on 11/18/2009 1:25:06 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK...........

2 posted on 11/18/2009 1:27:08 PM PST by Red Badger (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It was used putting energy efficient windows on apartment’s 13th floors.


3 posted on 11/18/2009 1:28:33 PM PST by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; FBD
Sit down fellas, this'll come as a shock. LOL
4 posted on 11/18/2009 1:28:34 PM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m guessing that the phantom congressional districts are actually SEIU and ACORN offices.


5 posted on 11/18/2009 1:28:47 PM PST by dblshot
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To: dblshot

Wow the mainstream media are actually reporting this? I suppose the administration will be threatening them soon enough.


6 posted on 11/18/2009 1:30:29 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: NormsRevenge

Why am I paying income tax again?


7 posted on 11/18/2009 1:31:22 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Texas secession .... it's time to part ways peacefully.)
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To: Landru; FBD

I wonder who REALLY got the money?


8 posted on 11/18/2009 1:32:12 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bump


9 posted on 11/18/2009 1:32:31 PM PST by mom4melody
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To: NormsRevenge; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


10 posted on 11/18/2009 1:33:12 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Centurion2000

We pay because they will send people with guns to kill us if we don’t.


11 posted on 11/18/2009 1:38:09 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: Red Badger

why is it so proposterous to assume these districts don’t really exist?

...they could be in any of the 57 states.


12 posted on 11/18/2009 1:42:24 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: NormsRevenge

Who the heck is actually taking delivery of this money? Is anyone even looking into it?


13 posted on 11/18/2009 1:45:48 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Nepolean fries the idea powder)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
"I wonder who REALLY got the money?"

Ahhhhh the charity Franken-stein stole from while at Error America??

Just guessing. LOL

14 posted on 11/18/2009 1:45:55 PM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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To: Landru

The Chicago Way........


15 posted on 11/18/2009 1:48:36 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

16 posted on 11/18/2009 1:50:54 PM PST by Red Badger (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: NormsRevenge

On another site, some one pointed out that it might be the districts for state government. Minnesota have more than 57 reps in the state legislature?

Could it be that the money is correct but the “congress” part is poorly clarified?


17 posted on 11/18/2009 1:57:58 PM PST by PrincessB (The comments written under this section shall not be treated as comments)
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To: NormsRevenge
I spent some time last night looking at the numbers on recovery.gov and comparing them to the actual number of congressional districts each state currently has.

Every state has these phantom districts reported (most states also show a 00 congressional district - this may be money given directly to the state government instead of a particular district but that's just a guess on my part).

It amounts to over $2B that has either been misreported or has simply disappeared.

18 posted on 11/18/2009 2:10:10 PM PST by carolinablonde ("The Constitution protects all of us, not just those on the left." - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: NormsRevenge
Okay, I have a question. We keep getting these reports of a helluva lot of money going to fake congressional districts. So, who got the money. The money was put out there, wasn't it? Somebody signed the check, or got the cash or something.

Where is the money? Who got the money in these fake districts? Did anyone get the money in these fake districts; or, was it sidetracked somewhere else?

Can anyone answer these questions?

19 posted on 11/18/2009 2:22:24 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: LibertarianLiz

/bkmark


20 posted on 11/18/2009 2:31:52 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (There was a hole here. It's gone now.)
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To: Red Badger

I just called Sen Al Frankens Washington DC office for the first time... I started off by telling the guy on the other end, what an embarrassment it is to call and hear “Senator Al Franken’s office” on the other end. Ohhh Well, at least the guy didn’t hang up on me. And then I proceeded to rip into him for the phantom districts receiving porkulus money and followed by “Now the federal government wants to be in charge of our health car”? I hope this throws a major wrench into the Gubmints plan to take over HealthCare & destroy our country further. God help our formerly great nation. I hate the socialist bastards led by 0bozo & his band of devious thugs.


21 posted on 11/18/2009 2:33:08 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: NormsRevenge

Probably money funneled to ACORN operatives that stole the election for Franken?


22 posted on 11/18/2009 2:38:02 PM PST by traditional1 ("don't gots to worry 'bout no mo'gage. Don't gots to buy no gas...Obama, he gonna take care o' me")
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To: NormsRevenge; pandoraou812

I’m going to get my name changed to “CO district 911” and send in my request for Stimulus funds. Shortly after that you can refer to me by my new nickname “expat in Honduras.” ;^)


23 posted on 11/18/2009 2:44:09 PM PST by TigersEye (0bama is our first Port of Entry President - I hope he goes home.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Wasn't the VP suppose to be in charge of overseeing all the stimulus dollars? As I recall the TOTUS put him in charge of ensuring all dollars were properly accounted for. Hey Joe....what happened?
24 posted on 11/18/2009 2:59:09 PM PST by Conductor
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To: LibertarianLiz

Okay, I have a question. We keep getting these reports of a helluva lot of money going to fake congressional districts. So, who got the money. The money was put out there, wasn’t it? Somebody signed the check, or got the cash or something.

Where is the money? Who got the money in these fake districts? Did anyone get the money in these fake districts; or, was it sidetracked somewhere else?

Can anyone answer these questions?

Good questions.

as Drudge is want to say

This story is..

developing.. I hope. :-]


25 posted on 11/18/2009 3:51:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: NormsRevenge

Real cash for virtual jobs!


26 posted on 11/18/2009 4:38:54 PM PST by ricks_place
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Landru

27 posted on 11/18/2009 7:33:19 PM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: FBD

Good one ;-)


28 posted on 11/18/2009 8:02:05 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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