I am watching a local public affairs show and they have Senator Jim Risch on. Here the news being circulated by the few devotee's of the PorkFest that exist, that Idaho is to get about a Billion in pork and that should create 17,000 jobs. Risch noted that his staff has gone through the 1073 page document repeatedly looking for 3 things, how much, when, and what are the strings.
He said flat out that his folk cannot answer those questions. He has no idea how much money the state is getting or when. Governor Jindal said something similar today about the strings.
I suspect no one really knows where the money is going or when folk will get it. I suspect Maine is in the same boat. Are you folk hearing numbers of jobs or amounts of money the state will get? If so can those making the claims produce any specific proof of what they say?
They cannot in Idaho