The Republicans like to whine about wasted stimulus money. It's all pork barrel projects and silliness, they insist. Oklahoma's two GOP senators, Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn, are prime examples of this tendency.
There is another side to the story, of course, good projects the GOP doesn't want to talk about.
Some stimulus projects are quite reasonable, helping deserving people (such as wounded veterans) and rebuilding infrastructure.
Despite the conservative whining, we need good government and we need federal spending.
Some of the worthy projects are listed here.