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    Politics: Democratic Stimulus Haul is Almost Double Republicans

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    No doubt someone will correct me if I am wrong, but is it legal for any Political party to disburse taxpayer funds in an unequal manner and tending to reward the party in power?

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    Re: Politics: Democratic Stimulus Haul is Almost Double Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    No doubt someone will correct me if I am wrong, but is it legal for any Political party to disburse taxpayer funds in an unequal manner and tending to reward the party in power?
    Maybe something to do with the greater number of democratic congressmen and greater population represented by said congressmen?

    (edit: and yes, it's totally legal)

    edit2: And by greater population I mean population density. More money is going to be spent in a dense city than a rural area.
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    Re: Politics: Democratic Stimulus Haul is Almost Double Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Maybe something to do with the greater number of democratic congressmen and greater population represented by said congressmen?

    (edit: and yes, it's totally legal)

    edit2: And by greater population I mean population density. More money is going to be spent in a dense city than a rural area.
    Since all Congressional districts have the same # of people, your points are irrelevant. The districts with higher population densities are also smaller in area. While it's true that Democrats have more seats and represent more people, the ratio isn't 2:1.

    OTOH, I'm not sure that this is unusual. When the Republicans controlled the Congress and the White House, you might've found the same thing.
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    Re: Politics: Democratic Stimulus Haul is Almost Double Republicans

    you probaly would have - though it helps give the lie to the notion that this "stimulus" was about helping the economy rather than helping politicians.

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    Re: Politics: Democratic Stimulus Haul is Almost Double Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Since all Congressional districts have the same # of people, your points are irrelevant. The districts with higher population densities are also smaller in area. While it's true that Democrats have more seats and represent more people, the ratio isn't 2:1.

    OTOH, I'm not sure that this is unusual. When the Republicans controlled the Congress and the White House, you might've found the same thing.
    Districts aren't the same population. They're close, but the only update so often and the densities change over time. Also, it's more expensive to do pretty much anything in a dense city.
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    Re: Politics: Democratic Stimulus Haul is Almost Double Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    Not sure if this is correct venue for this piece but no doubt will be informed if incorrectly.

    No doubt someone will correct me if I am wrong, but is it legal for any Political party to disburse taxpayer funds in an unequal manner and tending to reward the party in power?
    Exactly why would Republicans want Stimulus Funds spent in their districts, when they, as a block, opposed them, and voted against them?

    Oh yeah...

    ... the no real principles thing.

    Never mind.


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    Re: Politics: Democratic Stimulus Haul is Almost Double Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    No doubt someone will correct me if I am wrong, but is it legal for any Political party to disburse taxpayer funds in an unequal manner and tending to reward the party in power?
    Not only is it legal, it happens all the time - by both parties.

    Hey, the Republicans said they didn't want the stimulus, so they got their wish. It's incredibly hypocritical to vote against it and then take the money. They really ought to refuse it.

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    Re: Politics: Democratic Stimulus Haul is Almost Double Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    Since all Congressional districts have the same # of people, your points are irrelevant.
    Not quite. That's only true within each state. The total population of a state is divided by the number of seats for that state. They don't all divide the same way. They range from about 500,000 to 900,000 people per district.

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    Re: Politics: Democratic Stimulus Haul is Almost Double Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    Exactly why would Republicans want Stimulus Funds spent in their districts, when they, as a block, opposed them, and voted against them?

    Oh yeah...

    ... the no real principles thing.

    Never mind.

    Ummm...because wether they agree or disagree with the principle OF the stimulus dollars, once the plan was passed, their constituents are most surely PAYING for it...so they SHOULD seek those dollars. Unless you want to allow opt out states to also have zero fiscal responsibility for the bailout programs.

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    Re: Politics: Democratic Stimulus Haul is Almost Double Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Ummm...because wether they agree or disagree with the principle OF the stimulus dollars, once the plan was passed, their constituents are most surely PAYING for it...so they SHOULD seek those dollars. Unless you want to allow opt out states to also have zero fiscal responsibility for the bailout programs.
    Yes but it's always good to remind them that they didn't want the money they are going to spend to help them.

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