Wednesday night has been a study group for serious economic students for the past eight years. We meet weekly to learn the concepts of economics and to prepare for the AP exam. Last Wednesday, one of my co-workers had learned that the staff was going to be reduced. I told her that Muscatine had just received $1m in stimulus money to retain jobs.
I now wonder how the stimulus money is doled out. Does the stimulus money buy Democratic votes? Do the states that are swing states receive the most money? One should be able to observe the patronage.