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Old 02-15-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Stimulus Watch: Keeping an Eye on Economic Recovery Spending

Even if it were requesting it, the amount desired (1.9B) is way over the available amount to NC (1.2B). It appears that places like Durham and Charlotte are more needy and will be getting money while, as predicted, Raleigh gets pretty much squat.

No soup for you.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Middle Creek Township
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Stimulus Watch: Keeping an Eye on Economic Recovery Spending

Even if it were requesting it, the amount desired (1.9B) is way over the available amount to NC (1.2B). It appears that places like Durham and Charlotte are more needy and will be getting money while, as predicted, Raleigh gets pretty much squat.

No soup for you.
on the "No soup for you" comment.

Given how the gubmint likes to take over everything once they force you at gunpoint (using the same guns they don't want us to have) to take their money, maybe it isn't such a bad thing for Raleigh to not take any.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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This isn't a complete list of anything (see, for example, Apex's fundable projects not included on the list); it's projects submitted to a third-party organization which wanted to show that there were shovel-ready projects out there at a municipal level. The money allocated under the Act isn't going to be allocated based on this list.
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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This thread has stimulated my thinking of the Black Hole theory of...well... gravity! Washington DC is the pinnacle of the center of all matter/energy (USA) ....in astronomy terms they call that a black hole. So much energy that even light itself cannot escape its mass. Unless a force more powerful than the gravitation pull (our tax dollars flowing in) can over come that power and release some of that collected energy (Passing of the Stimulus package) into the galaxy (50 states & Puerto Rico).

Given that one of those points of light is North Carolina. The energy (stimulus money) will permeate throughout the great state of NC but will emanate and reverberate right through its Capital Raleigh NC.

So the Hypothesis (Scientific term) or maybe because this is a Political thread the term (Spending) will be that as money flows through the Capital (Raleigh) and gets flipped and 'spun' to the rest of the state to cause disruption to the force (job growth) which in turn will allow taxes to be collected and funneled back to you guessed it Raleigh. Hence allowing the system to achieve equilibrium and Raleigh getting its share in the beginning, middle, and in the end!!

The above un-scientific opinion based analysis clearly concludes that the awesome spectacle of a never actually seen star power can in fact be broken with the tremendous power of a "Stimulus Spending Package!" WOW!

Brings new meaning to to the formula E=mc2

Happy Sunday!!!!
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Middle Creek Township
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This thread has stimulated my thinking of the Black Hole theory of...well... gravity! Washington DC is the pinnacle of the center of all matter/energy (USA) ....in astronomy terms they call that a black hole. So much energy that even light itself cannot escape its mass. Unless a force more powerful than the gravitation pull (our tax dollars flowing in) can over come that power and release some of that collected energy (Passing of the Stimulus package) into the galaxy (50 states & Puerto Rico).

Given that one of those points of light is North Carolina. The energy (stimulus money) will permeate throughout the great state of NC but will emanate and reverberate right through its Capital Raleigh NC.

So the Hypothesis (Scientific term) or maybe because this is a Political thread the term (Spending) will be that as money flows through the Capital (Raleigh) and gets flipped and 'spun' to the rest of the state to cause disruption to the force (job growth) which in turn will allow taxes to be collected and funneled back to you guessed it Raleigh. Hence allowing the system to achieve equilibrium and Raleigh getting its share in the beginning, middle, and in the end!!

The above un-scientific opinion based analysis clearly concludes that the awesome spectacle of a never actually seen star power can in fact be broken with the tremendous power of a "Stimulus Spending Package!" WOW!

Brings new meaning to to the formula E=mc2

Happy Sunday!!!!
But what happens when the money is used to line the pockets of political friends and isn't actually used for shovel ready projects? I await your answer. It should be good. Don't let me down.
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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But what happens when the money is used to line the pockets of political friends and isn't actually used for shovel ready projects? I await your answer. It should be good. Don't let me down.
A-HA! Carlton Dude your mind is mired into a Quasar!

Weaved within my theory was the fact that some energy (spending) was actually escaping into the Galaxy. The inference was that most of it was staying within the Black Hole (DC). based on that concept let's move onto the energy (spending) that does manage to escape. As it bounces in and around and (key word here pay close attention) INTO the atmosphere some of that energy(spending) is absorbed into 'pockets' some are in fact deeper than others, some are more like 'divots' and some can be characterized as 'craters' but none the less energy is lost/absorbed. After all some level of energy is ALWAYS lost due to gravity. Without that, in, around, and INTO loss, there would be the potential of a perfect machine, a perpetual motion machine (everyone becomes employed), and we would have to look outside our Galaxy (50 States and Puerto Rico) to fill the ranks of our employment needs. What a novel idea...but wait young Jedi we were here once before if I remember correctly, but that's for lesson #2, part III. MMIX.
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Middle Creek Township
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A-HA! Carlton Dude your mind is mired into a Quasar!

Weaved within my theory was the fact that some energy (spending) was actually escaping into the Galaxy. The inference was that most of it was staying within the Black Hole (DC). based on that concept let's move onto the energy (spending) that does manage to escape. As it bounces in and around and (key word here pay close attention) INTO the atmosphere some of that energy(spending) is absorbed into 'pockets' some are in fact deeper than others, some are more like 'divots' and some can be characterized as 'craters' but none the less energy is lost/absorbed. After all some level of energy is ALWAYS lost due to gravity. Without that, in, around, and INTO loss, there would be the potential of a perfect machine, a perpetual motion machine (everyone becomes employed), and we would have to look outside our Galaxy (50 States and Puerto Rico) to fill the ranks of our employment needs. What a novel idea...but wait young Jedi we were here once before if I remember correctly, but that's for lesson #2, part III. MMIX.

Dan is the man.
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:19 AM
 
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Stimulus Watch: Keeping an Eye on Economic Recovery Spending

Even if it were requesting it, the amount desired (1.9B) is way over the available amount to NC (1.2B). It appears that places like Durham and Charlotte are more needy and will be getting money while, as predicted, Raleigh gets pretty much squat.

No soup for you.
You sure that 1.2 billion number is the total or the amount designated for education?

North Carolina's share of the stimulus plan includes about $1.2 billion for state education programs and $253 million that can be used more flexibly to stabilize the state's looming budget gap.
North Carolina's share of the stimulus plan includes about $1.2 billion for state education programs and $253 million that can be used more flexibly to stabilize the state's looming budget gap.

The above is from the Winston Salem Journal. The total for North Carolina is much more.
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