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01-03-2010, 12:24 PM
Stimulus money pouring into Bay Area

Call it fire money. In Oakland, $50,000 is going to a nonprofit best known for its fiery performance art.

Call it wine money. In Napa County, $54 million is going to protect the tracks on which a train hauls tourists through vineyards as they sip chardonnay.

Call it Indian money. In Sonoma County, $272,578 is going to provide housing assistance to two tribes that reap millions a year from lucrative gambling casinos, including one in Contra Costa County.

Call it nightclub money. In Berkeley, $499,384 is going for field studies of what kind of booze young people pound down in bars and other hot spots.

By any other name, stimulus money is what it is: an infusion of government cash by either grant, low interest loan or contracted service.

More than $1 billion from the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is flowing freely into the Bay Area, flooding university research coffers and boosting transportation projects such as the long-awaited Caldecott Tunnel expansion and the BART-Oakland Airport people mover, funding high-tech baggage screening equipment at San ..


01-03-2010, 06:21 PM
Call it what it is, buying votes!

01-03-2010, 06:27 PM
Since this is a taxpayer funded subsidy, do all US citizens get a commenserate price break?:rolleyes:

01-03-2010, 06:27 PM
This is why I'm not on the if only we can make it to 2010 band wagon!

01-03-2010, 07:29 PM
Call it what it is, buying votes!

They would NEVER do anything like that!!!1!!!!!!111!!!!!1!!!