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Your Tax Dollars at Work

According to Ted Johnson of Variety:

Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation is among a consortium applying for federal stimulus money that could expand his effort to rebuild homes in New Orleans and also launch a project in Newark, N.J.

And:

In a high profile appearance that even drew live coverage on MSNBC, Pitt visited Washington in March to promote Make It Right, meeting with President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with an array of cabinet secretaries and other elected officials, including Shaun Donovan and Energy Secretary Steven Chu. With Pitt was producer Steve Bing, who has been a benefactor of his housing project.

Wouldn’t that be nice? Just kidding.

Veronique de Rugy is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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