Maj. in Miss: Ghost of Districts past – MS-5 has 30 jobs saved by stimulus

And by MS-05 I mean Mississippi’s Fifth Congressional District, the district that disappeared almost a decade ago. Miraculously, the $787 billion stimulus has created or “saved” 30 jobs in that extinct district at the cost of more than $984,000 (which is relatively cheap at about $32,000 a job). This information is courtesy of, who reviewed to find the government reported spending $6.4 billion on 440 congressional districts that do not exist.

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