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    The Unreligious Right has spotted that rarer organism than the peregrine falcon, the beneficiary of a Stimulus-Created Created or Saved Funded Job.

    Well, he didn’t actually spot the beneficiary. He spotted the little placard that marks it, like an animal at the zoo. Presumably, it only flits into view for those who pay for each show on the hour, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:

    Today I actually visited a place benefiting from government stimulus money. In the lobby of the building was a large poster mounted on foamboard and set on an easel. It proclaimed that the location was a recipient of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and detailed all sorts of remodelling plans, right down to replacing lightbulbs with new “energy efficient” ones.

    If you haven’t guessed yet, the building happens to be a Federal Building. That’s right, it’s part of the U.S. federal government. Our government is taking taxpayer money, supposedly intended to stimulate the economy, and using it to remodel one of its own buildings — and one that doesn’t even appear to need any work done.

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