Opinion & Speculation of The Baish| When it comes to Democratic politicians, it seems like it’s becoming more and more important to keep track of paper trails, especially the green kind.
DavidHarrisJr.com explains that many Democrats “would probably be highly embarrassed if we were to follow the money trail to see how it is they became multi-multi-millionaires on a salary of less than $200,000 year. Baltimore’s Elijah Cummings has been in the news as of late, and you’d have to agree that when you read what I’m going to share here, you might be curious to follow the money that was poured into his fine city to see in whose pocket it landed.”
Baltimore received $1.8 billion from former President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), but the city has largely failed to see significant improvements from the massive investment.
The Obama administration allocated $1.8 billion of its 2009 stimulus to Baltimore, including $26.5 million to address crime prevention, $26 million to revamp abandoned properties, and $9.5 million to address homelessness.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, which conducted an analysis of the investment in 2015 after Obama decried Republicans for stiff-arming attempts to make “massive investments in urban communities,” the city received $1.8 billion, with $8.4 million going to a single zip code.
It was reported by the Free Beacon that Recovery.gov, a central Baltimore ZIP code, 21201, took in “the most stimulus funding in the city, a total of $837,955,866.” According to the Green Beacon, “The amount included funding for 276 awards, and the website reports that the spending had created 290 jobs in the fourth quarter in 2013.”