Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s stimulus package?
Answer: A half a million dollar grant awarded to Penn State Professor Michael Mann.
Wonderful… Michael Mann – creator of the famous hockey stick graph – is one of the biggest climate change scientists who were implicated in the global warming email conspiracy known as Climate-Gate. With that said, it’s quite embarrassing to find out what he was awarded with using the $787 billion stimulus package:
In the face of rising unemployment and record-breaking deficits, policy experts at the National Center for Public Policy Research are criticizing the Obama Administration for awarding a half million dollar grant from the economic stimulus package to Penn State Professor Michael Mann, a key figure in the Climategate controversy.
Professor Mann is currently under investigation by Penn State University because of activities related to a closed circle of climate scientists who appear to have been engaged in agenda-driven science. Emails and documents mysteriously released from the previously-prestigious Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom revealed discussions of manipulation and destruction of research data, as well as efforts to interfere with the peer review process to stifle opposing views. The motivation underlying these efforts appears to be a coordinated strategy to support the belief that mankind’s activities are causing global warming.
“It’s no wonder that Obama’s stimulus plan is failing to produce jobs. Taxpayer dollars aren’t being used in the ways most likely to spur job creation. The stimulus was not sold to the public as a way to reward a loyalist in the climate change debate. Nor was the stimulus sold as a way to promote the Obama Administration’s position on the global warming theory. This misuse of stimulus money illustrates why tax cuts are a better way to stimulate the economy than letting the government decide where to spend taxpayer dollars. As is often the case, political considerations corrupt the distribution of government funds,” said Deneen Borelli, a fellow with the National Center’s Project 21 black leadership network.
Ugh… Since I started paying attention to politics, it’s so damn frustrating to wake up everyday to realize how Washington D.C. is spending our money so inefficiently… Again and again and again. Hmm… How I wonder how many jobs Mr. Mann planned on ‘creating’ with that large chunk of change? HA! That question is almost laughable.