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Last Tuesday, President Obama blamed the GOP-controlled Congress for its failure to fund the “massive investment in urban communities” that could “make a difference.”  Well, how does $1.8 billion for the 622,000 people of Baltimore sound?  Pretty massive – actually, just about $290 for every man, woman, child, and baby of the entire City of Baltimore.

But that’s the total amount of Obama Stimulus money sent to Charm City, according to an analysis by The Free Beacon:



 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.

Moreover, that spending was concentrated in Baltimore’s inner-city areas:


According to, 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.


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.

But there is never enough money to meet liberals’ demands.  And never enough money to solve urban problems rooted in fatherlessness, lack of job skills, horrendous (yet costly) public education, and the perception that entry-level wages are beneath the dignity of the chronically unemployed.

Read more: American Thinker

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