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KC's Green Impact Zone: $200 Million = 100 Jobs! | Missouri Political News Service

KC’s Green Impact Zone: $200 Million = 100 Jobs!

June 15th, 2011 by MarkTwain · No Comments

“Ironically”, the same morning we chastised president Obama’s green jobs initiative and Emanuel Cleaver’s $200 million dollar stimulus boondoggle, The Kansas City’s Star’s Karen Dillon writes a story later in the day attempting to put journalistic lipstick on this pig:

Brooks is one of about 100 people who have gotten work through U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s project to give a 150-square-block area a facelift. Cleaver has been able to acquire tens of millions of dollars to weatherize and refurbish homes, bolster public transportation and fix aging infrastructure. Read more….

No mention in the story that these are temporary jobs that will only last as long as the stimulus money keeps flowing. Also, no mention how much these jobs are paying. No mention of how many homes have been weatherized and refurbished. No mention of public transportation or aging infrastructure that has been fixed. Quite frankly, this story reads like it was written by the white House or by someone on Cleaver’s staff. Should we really be surprised?



Tags: Kansas City · Media Bias · Rep. Emanuel Cleaver

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