Aside from having reputations as unabashed RINOs, Senators Arlen Specter, Susan Collins, and Olympia Snow have had one thing on their minds when it comes to the Porkulus bill: Money.
How much do their two states receive from the $790 billion boondoggle for their turncoat support of this spending orgy?
Pennsylvania stands to receive $16 billion to pay off one Republican Senator for his “support”.
Maine, having two Senators to bribe, stands to receive a whopping $33.46 billion. That number does not include a “tax credit” of $400 per worker, or $800 per “couple” (working couples not specified).
A breakdown of funds allotted for Pennsylvania can be found here.
A breakdown of funds allotted for Maine can be found here.
Roughly $50 billion, or about 6.25% of the Porkulus bill goes to these two states.
In the comments section, Brian points out errors that I made concerning the money alloted to Maine. I commend him for his diligence. He did, however, ascribe the adjective “dishonest” to me, and that is not the case. It was a mistake, and I am owning up to it right here on the main page. Though the numbers were wrong, I urge you to follow the links to see where the money is being spent. It can hardly be called “stimulus”.)