Report: $500,000 of Stimulus Funds Spent on Pro-Obama Ads
There is controversy in Washington over a new report that reveals the Labor Department spent $500,000 of stimulus money to run primetime ads on MSNBC promoting the government's green jobs training program.
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The spots ran more than 100 times in 2009, but the contract outlining the deal shows no jobs were created via the advertising. The Labor Department argues the spending was important to raise awareness among employers about the training.