By now, we have all been subjected to the political pundits going back and forth on whether or not the Government’s stimulus package has been affective. So for grins and giggles, I thought it would be interesting to see the numbers for Granville County, NC  specifically and thanks to ProPublica and  Jennifer LaFleur those numbers are now public. 

Pro Publica found that the feds site “Recovery.gov” did not include thousands of records. So they crafted their own Recovery Tracker , which  includes all the data used on the government’s stimulus Web site, Recovery.gov, plus the thousands of records the feds didn’t include. They “cleaned out the cobwebs” and provided “the most comprehensive publicly available analysis of stimulus spending”.  

The state of North Carolina received $9,091,903,161, out of that funding Granville County received $17,283,319 which is $303 dollars per capita based on our current  county population of 57,044. How those funds were allocated is a bit puzzling to me but what do I know, I’m not a politician just a critical thinker. Feel free to comment.

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