The amount of corruption involved in the money given out by the state to stimulate the economy is mind boggling. Untold sums of money found their way into the pockets of the politically well connected but this story really takes the corruption to a new level:
The Labor Department paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus funds to a public relations firm to run more than 100 commercials touting the Obama administration’s “green training” job efforts on two MSNBC cable shows, records show.
Obama’s campaign spent stimulus money to air ads for, well, Obama’s campaign. That’s a fairly effective way to get a little extra campaign money without having to raise it from
suckers donors. What’s even funnier is that the money failed to create any jobs:
The commercials ran on MSNBC on shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in 2009, but the contract didn’t report any jobs created, according to records reviewed recently by The Washington Times.
That has to be slightly embarrassing.