Skip to comments.Stimulus for CT tribe, artists, schools
Posted on 08/04/2010 6:50:42 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Two U.S. senators are slamming four federal stimulus funded initiatives in Connecticut as part of their national attack on President Barack Obama's $862 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
No. 14 on the GOP list is Connecticut's Mohegan Tribe, which got $54 million in rural development loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build a four-story tribal government center, including a community center.
The senators' main issue with the loans was that the center will also will serve as a practice facility for the WNBA Connecticut Sun basketball team. The team is owned by the Mohegan Sun casino, which in turn is owned by the Mohegan Tribe.
No. 52 on the list is the Shelton School District, which received $175,800 from the U.S. Department of Energy for a new cooling system as part of renovations for the Perry Hill School. The senators' claim the renovations are $1.5 million over budget, forcing the town to pay for some of the renovations out its general fund amid a layoff of 27 teachers.
No. 82 is the New Haven Board of Education, which received $381,313 for its Head Start program while meeting only half the six federal performance standards. The senators cited a report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General saying that the problems with the Head Start program were due to inadequate procedures and accounting systems.
No. 98 is the Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton, which received $184,650 to turn an old garage into a studio for the farm's Artist-in-Residence program. The senators' main issue is the facility can deny visitors access even though it received public funding.
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Why are my American Tax Dollars going to a Sovereign Nation!
They don’t get enough from casinos and tobacco sales?............
and your point is the point. They are a sovereign nation and we don’t have any responsibility nor should the taxpayer be obligated to pay for anything other than American.
Let’s see, Loot the taxpayer for foreigners:
Korean electric vehicle, Check.
Korean battery manufacturer, Check.
Financing pretty buildings for other nations, Check.
What’s next, the TARP has been used for Hamas or PLA?
Probably already has..............
Amazing! I was only guessing. /s LOL
The Mohegan tribe gets all the gravy despite its ample casino revenues. The poorest county in the nation is Shannon County, South Dakota which is the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Apparently the Lakota do not have the same high end lobbyists as the Mohegan’s.