Thursday, February 12, 2009

Great Wall of Boeing to Benefit From Stimulus?

Handful of Firms Benefit in Senate Bill
by Cam Simpson and Brody Mullins, Wall Street Journal
February 11, 2009

WASHINGTON -- The stimulus package the Senate approved Tuesday may technically be free of "earmarks," but it nonetheless includes several provisions that would likely benefit only a handful of specific corporations.... One example: The Senate added $200 million for a "virtual fence" along the nation's Southwestern border, a project headed by Chicago-based Boeing Co. The bill directs that stimulus money for the program be spent by the end of September 2010. [...]

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