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Old 08-21-2010, 12:23 AM
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A local project that President Barack Obama cited during a visit Wednesday to Columbus as an example of how the federal stimulus package has worked isn't actually being funded with stimulus dollars.

The president spoke at the North Side home of architect Joe Weithman, and both Obama's comments and information from the White House touted Weithman's work on a project that the president said was being at least partially funded by the $787 billion stimulus bill passed last year.

"What we've been trying to do is to build infrastructure that puts people back to work but also improves the quality of life in communities like Columbus," Obama said in his remarks. "So Joe is an architect, and he's now working on a new police station that was funded in part with Recovery Act funds."

But although federal money is being used for the project in question, there are no stimulus dollars involved, said Columbus Finance Director Paul Rakosky, a Democrat.

Rakosky said the project is not a police station but rather the renovation of an abandoned warehouse that the city purchased on the South Side in 2007 to house the city's police crime lab and property room.

Weithman's firm, Mull & Weithman Architects, is handling the $300,000 in design work for the crime lab as part of the project, and the $300,000 is coming from a congressional earmark, Rakosky said.
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Right after the stimulus passed there were road projects already in progress here in northwest Ohio when those "funded by the stimulus" signs showed up.
In some cases, by the time the sign showed up the project was already completed & they merely left the orange cones in place for a few weeks after along with the sign.
I know one particular large project that was actually started before Obama was even president & one of those signs showed up at that site.
I just shake my head & laugh.
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I just shake my head & laugh.
And some nod their head in approval and allow themselves to get hoodwinked...
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I just shake my head & laugh.
And some will call you racist.
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And some will call you racist.
Naturally. And the naive or willfully ignorant will buy it.
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If Obama had to rely only on facts he would have nothing positive to talk about.
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