I love representing Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, but who knew there were so many more Congressional districts in Minnesota? According to “Recovery.gov”, the Administration’s website that is supposed to highlight the positive impact of the misguided stimulus, Minnesota apparently has 11 more Congressional Districts they can be proud of today! The website lists Minnesota’s 27th, 9th, 57th, 12th, 14th, 22nd, 11th, 42nd, 20th, 13th, and 00 (seriously, look below).
And if this wasn’t enough, look at how much they say the government has spent versus how many jobs created in the 3rd District. Regardless of the fact that the jobs “saved or created” measurement is virtually impossible to verify, even if these numbers are accurate the government would have spent $638,763 PER JOB in the 3rd District alone. Not exactly the best return on investment.
The efforts to spin the stimulus as a positive piece of legislation have been underway for months, but this website is just another symbol of how the stimulus has been mismanaged and misrepresented, at the expense of almost a trillion dollars to taxpayers.
Below are the numbers listed for all of Minnesota’s “districts”. You can also see the website for yourself HERE:
|Top Congressional Districts||Jobs||Amount|
|4th congressional district||10,812.6||$764,468,476|
|5th congressional district||458.4||$458,174,244|
|8th congressional district||828.7||$313,308,912|
|7th congressional district||1,056||$298,918,610|
|1st congressional district||460.2||$255,148,301|
|3rd congressional district||305||$194,822,857|
|2nd congressional district||156||$157,682,226|
|6th congressional district||187.5||$141,416,755|
|27th congressional district||2.5||$3,159,857|
|9th congressional district||0.8||$2,249,950|
|57th congressional district||35||$606,956|
|00 congressional district||0||$404,340|
|12th congressional district||0||$322,479|
|14th congressional district||6||$299,527|
|22nd congressional district||0||$222,012|
|11th congressional district||0.5||$87,116|
|42nd congressional district||0.3||$69,544|
|20th congressional district||0.2||$55,262|
|13th congressional district||5||$42,109|