The full article includes links to the report and all the data. It seems that the Stimulus was mostly about stimulating big government and Democrat-voting districts.http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NTUzODQzMjY5ZGY1ZWQ3OGJmMDA1ZTRkNzFmMTM2MWI=
First, how and where the money is spent doesn’t seem to be related to unemployment or decline in employment in the district where it is spent.Second, the district’s party affiliation matters in where the money is spent. (We still don’t know how much it matters compared to other factors.) The average Democratic district receives 81 percent more than the average Republican district. Even after taking out the money spent through state capitals, the average Democratic district receives at least 30 percent more than the average Republican district.Third, whether a district has part of a state capital in it is an important factor in how stimulus money is spent. However, controlling for this factor, or even taking the money going to state capitals out altogether, doesn’t negate the finding that the district’s party affiliation matters in where the money is spent.