Where’s the $1.8 BILLION Baltimore Received from Obama

Obama hooked up Congressional Black Circus clown Elijah Cummings. He awarded Baltimore almost $2 billion in the American Recovery Reinvestment Act.

Where did this money go? Here’s what the Washington Beacon reported back in 2015:

The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention.

President 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.

According to Recovery.gov, one of Baltimore’s central ZIP codes, 21201, received the most stimulus funding in the city, a total of $837,955,866. The amount included funding for 276 awards, and the website reports that the spending had created 290 jobs in the fourth quarter in 2013.

Of this amount, $467.1 million went to education; $206.1 million to the environment; $24 million to “family”; $16.1 million to infrastructure; $15.2 million to transportation; $11.9 million to housing; and $3.1 million to job training.

$467.1 million to education? And what did that get Baltimore?

According to CBS local, absolutely nothing.

The stats are out, and at the bottom of the rankings- Baltimore City Schools.

Maryland released its new five-star system of public school rankings.

The good news is that the majority of schools in the state got four or five stars, however, most of the lowest rankings were assigned to Baltimore City Schools.

The federal government requires each state to have an education accountability system, and rather than relying on test scores, Maryland is using a more holistic approach.

“It’s not just academics, it’s about access to a well-rounded curriculum and next year we’ll be adding a survey, a climate survey so both teachers and students can weigh in on their school climate,” said Maryland School Superintendent Karen Salmon.

And what of that $24 million that went to “family”? I’m betting that money found its way to the “Cummings family”.

The article continues, explaining where the rest of the Obama reparations package went:

ZIP code 21202 received $425,170,937, including a $136 million grant to “improve teaching and learning for students most at risk of failing to meet State academic achievement standards.”

Twenty-nine other ZIP codes listed in Baltimore city received a total of $568,641,684.

I can tell you where the money didn’t go. To fight crime. Look at what Charlie Kirk tweeted.

Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore has some of the strictest gun control laws in America

Yet last night, 5 people were shot & 3 were killed

Baltimore shootings were up 80% in 2018 and 2019 shootings are set to surpass that

Cummings’ Democrat policies have failed Baltimore!

The moral of the story is that money doesn’t solve problems created by Leftists. In fact, pouring money into those problems only exacerbates them. Because Democrats steal the money that is supposed to alleviate problems.


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