"Obama claimed last Tuesday that if the Republican-controlled Congress would implement his policies to make "massive investments in urban communities," they could "make a difference right now" in the city, currently in upheaval following the death of Freddie Gray.
However, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found that the Obama administration and Democratically-controlled Congress did make a "massive" investment into Baltimore, appropriating $1,831,768,487 though the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly known as the stimulus. "
So obviously throwing money at the problem doesn't seem to help. What did Baltimore do with almost 2 billion dollars? And what did it do to help fight poverty and crime? Nothing, as far as I can tell.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/05 … -stimulus/
Where, exactly, did 2 billion dollars go?
Your guess is as good as mine. But a lot of upscale neighborhoods got new streets. Downtown got a lot of improvements and that shiny hotel is still losing money but it still is operating. Brand new cars for city politicians also make you wonder.
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