A U.S. Senator highlighted Washington, N.C. in an unflattering report on how federal stimulus money has been spent.
Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, listed "Little Washington" among 100 wasteful uses of stimulus money. The city plans to use $42,000 from a stimulus-funded foundation to hire a project-funding manager whose job would include securing more stimulus money, according to the report.
The money for the new job comes from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program, which received stimulus funding, Coburn wrote in his report, "Federal Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion." Coburn is a doctor who frequently highlights his medical background, including on his Web site title: "Tom Coburn, M.D."