Stimulus dollars have never been billed as a panacea for every county or every resident. Nor was the distribution ever proposed to be directly tied to unemployment.
But a Denver Post analysis graphically illustrates the disconnect between stimulus spending thus far and the places that seem to need it the most.
Seven of the 10 Colorado counties with the highest unemployment rates in October rank in the bottom half of the state for overall per-capita stimulus spending. They include Mesa, Pueblo and Adams counties.