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IN BRIEF

Government Contractors Profit from "Stimulus"

DECEMBER 03, 2009 by EXECUTIVE ALERT

“As struggling communities throughout the country wait for more help from the $787 billion stimulus package, one region is already basking in its largess: the government-contractor nexus that is metropolitan Washington. Reports from stimulus recipients show that a sizable sum has gone to federal contractors in the Washington area who are helping implement the initiative — in effect, they are being paid a hefty slice of the money to help spend the rest of it.” (Washington Post, Thursday)

Who says the stimulus isn’t working?

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