Mon July 6, 2009
Whitfield Argues for Stimulus Funds
By Lisa Autry
Frankfort, KY – In a letter to the office of management and budget in Washington, Congressman Whitfield questions whether stimulus dollars have been appropriately distributed to states like Kentucky, where in some areas, the jobless rate is twice the national average. The Hopkinsville Republican compares Kentucky with the District of Columbia. Though each has similar unemployment rates, federal stimulus spending per capita is much higher in Washington than in Kentucky. For example, 70-dollars has been spent per capita in D-C for job training while only 13-dollars per capita has been invested in the Bluegrass State. While Whitfield did not support the federal stimulus package, the congressman says he's committed to seeing that taxpayer dollars are well spent.