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Free Refrigerators Distributed as Part of Obama Stimulus

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849 refrigerators were simply given away as part of the Obama stimulus in New Mexico. These give-aways were reported by Colorado Watchdog, which found that states distributed thousands of refrigerators, heaters, water heaters and costly solar water heaters under the banner of “weatherization.” For New Mexico the numbers were 849 refrigerators, 532 heaters and 291 water heaters. “This is nothing more than good old-fashioned vote buying,” said Jon Caldara, president of the free-market think tank The Independence Institute. “I’ve got tons of Coors Light sitting in my garage, and the cold-activation strips haven’t turned blue yet, so where’s my government refrigerator? FDR wouldn’t have the cheek to put forward a scheme like this.” Investigative reporter Todd Shepherd of Colorado Watchdog surveyed New Mexico and other states after learning that thousands of refrigerators were given away in Colorado.


Jim formerly served as staff reporter for Watchdog.org.

  • R Raider

    Why do you think there are so many DUMBOCRATS ? They all want something for FREE , Good ol F D R put them on the welfare train and their decendants have never been weened off, the free teat . Fact its been the way of life for many . VOTE Dumbocrat and the Gubmint will take care of you .