FoxNews.com and the Washington Examiner ran stories this morning on a new study from Mercatus Center scholars Veronique de Rugy and Jerry Brito that reveals the straight facts about stimulus spending:
- Stimulus spending in Democrat districts is almost twice that of Republican districts
- Majority of stimulus spending is not going to the states with the highest unemployment rates
Statistics to support these findings were taken from government data, such as Recovery.gov, economic and political data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau & GovTrack.us.
You can find the study, including charts/graphs, here: http://mercatus.org/publication/stimulusfacts