$230 billion in stimulus cash not yet released

Major infrastructure projects still awaiting funds.

The federal government has been slow to shell out some $230 billion in economic stimulus money to big-ticket infrastructure projects, sparking a backlash among anti-stimulus lawmakers.

White House economist Jared Bernstein countered the critics in a recent blog post, saying that "they're essentially talking about taking away middle-class tax cuts, leaving unemployed workers unexpectedly high and dry without an unemployment check, halting road and bridge projects and leaving them unfinished, leaving contractors unpaid for the work they've already done and more."

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Source: The Washington Post