What we got for $50 billion in 'green' stimulus
October 3rd, 2012
03:08 PM ET
2 years ago

What we got for $50 billion in 'green' stimulus

New York (CNNMoney) - Over 770,000 homes weatherized. A doubling of energy from wind and solar. Cleaning 688 square miles of land formerly used for Cold War-era nuclear testing.

These are just some of the 'green' benefits from money spent under 2009's $787 billion stimulus package. Whether it was worth it is an open question, and one sure to come up in greater frequency as the presidential campaign enters its final weeks.

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  1. Four and The Door

    Pete
    @Four,thats your delushional take on everything right,republicans who railed against the stimulus should take it as well,yah typical hypocrital republicans say on thing and do another,isn't that a double standard of sorts or do you have a different take on that too,just asking smart guy!!
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    No double standard. That was my point. The stimulus experiment was flawed governance. A bad idea that predictably did not work. But if the people of Wisconsin's federal tax dollars are spent, even for a bad idea they should get their fair share of it back.

    October 3, 2012 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  2. 2012liberal

    Republican govenors balanced their budgets with it!

    October 3, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  3. JV

    We got nothing but more debt. Spin it how you want. The real numbers tell it all.

    October 3, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  4. just sayin

    crazy libtards believe only their campaign supporters should benefit from their insane government spending boondoogles. actually most do, about 75% went to obama supporters-contributors. guess they had to mix in a few non-contributors to try and not make it too obvious it was a kickback scheme.

    October 3, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  5. Silence DoGood

    What Obama got was the ability to pay back some of his big donors.
    The Big Wall Street folks got some of their payback by getting let off the hook.
    So all around a good investment for Obama's corporate friends.
    And Romney is worse so lets vote progressive this time – go Green party

    October 3, 2012 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  6. w l jones

    What we got with $ 50 billion in stimulus green monies $750 billion in economy activity plus new knowledge. Bless.

    October 3, 2012 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
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