...at least for one person. Who? Penn State University's Michael Mann, a climate scientist whose credibility has come into question. He's the guy behind Al Gore's famous "hockey stick" graph, which has been discredited.
Mann was also a central figure in the Climate-Gate email scandal, which showed prominent global warming alarmists to be fudging the data and squelching dissent.
According to today's Wall Street Journal, more than $2.4 million is "stimulating" the career of Michael Mann:
Mr. Mann came by his grants via the National Science Foundation, which received $3 billion in stimulus money. Last June, the foundation approved a $541,184 grant to fund [Mann's] work [...] He received another grant worth nearly $1.9 million [...] Both grants say they were "funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009."
I assumed the deceit revealed by the emails and hockey stick error would mean my tax dollars will stop going to someone like Mann. I assume wrong:
The NSF made these awards prior to last year's climate email scandal, but a member of its Office of Legislative and Public Affairs told us she was "unaware of any discussion regarding suspending or changing the awards made to Michael Mann."
Give me a break.