NTF Issue Paper: ccwatch62.doc.  10-09.

 

NEBRASKA TAXPAYERS FOR FREEDOM WHITE PAPER:

PORKULUS BILL SPENDING IN DOUGLAS COUNTY AS OF 7-20-2009.

 

BACKGROUND.  Early in 2009, Congress, following the lead of President Obama, passed a federal stimulus bill, commonly named the Porkulus Bill by conservatives.  This legislation liberals in Congress promised would stimulate our state and national economies by both protecting current jobs and creating new ones.  However, most of this largesse distributed to the states instead went to subsidize and expand existing welfare programs or to create new ones.  The following list clearly shows that porkulus dollars funded precisely these and other wasteful expenditures in Douglas County, NE.  Documentation for this information came from Pro Publica: Journalism in the Public Interest.

 

Recipient

Dollars received

Distributing entity

Date granted

Nebraska Arts Council

$295,800

National Endowment-Arts

4-30-09

Camelot Village VI

$154,080

HUD

3-20-09

   Section 8 housing

 

 

 

Corrigan Heights Sec. 8

$63,070

HUD

3-20-09

De Freese Manor Sec. 8

$322,426

HUD

3-20-09

Douglas Co. Housing Auth.

$141,812

HUD

3-19-09

  Section 8 housing

 

 

 

Douglas Co. Housing Auth.

$36,986

HUD

3-20-09

Maple Park Apts. Sec. 8

$198,200

HUD

3-20-09

North Avenue Tower Sec. 8

$124,006

HUD

3-20-09

Northgate Apts.  Sec. 8

$248,027

HUD

3-20-09

Oak Valley Apts.  Sec. 8

$290,030

HUD

3-20-09

OHA public housing

$5.09 million

HUD

3-19-09

Park East Towers  Sec. 8

$169,160

HUD

3-20-09

Place 35  Section 8

$205,018

HUD

3-20-09

South Park Apts.  Sec. 8

$346,380

HUD

3-20-09

St. James Manor  Sec. 8

$37,916

HUD

4-22-09

Valley West Apts.  Sec. 8

$204,616

HUD

3-20-09

Westridge Apts.  Sec. 8

$72,869

HUD

3-20-09

Woodbury Pines Apts. Section 8

$685,200

HUD

3-20-09

Metro Area Transit to replace 30 buses

$9.9 million

Transportation Dept.

5-21-09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and documentation for this issue paper done by Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom, with express prior permission granted for its use by Citizens for Local Control, Cherry County Taxpayers, Dawes County Taxpayers, and other groups in the Tax Freedom Network.  10-09   C.