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List of Stimulus Money Projects--What a joke!!!

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Bluzman98, Nov 3, 2009.

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  1. Bluzman98

    Bluzman98 Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Check out the list below to see how our hard earned dollars are being spent. It is incredible the waste that this Administration has embraced.

    God help us if the health care reform bill passes. If the following list is indicative, they will be giving the Red Salamander in Alabama benefits.

    **********FROM TODAY'S WASHINGTON EXAMINER**************************

    After a flurry of stimulus spending, questionable projects pile up

    By: Susan Ferrechio

    Chief Congressional Correspondent

    November 3, 2009

    Fraud and abuse weigh down stimulus package
    Was the stimulus worth the cost?

    Fraudsters made the most of homebuyer tax credits

    After a flurry of stimulus spending, questionable projects pile up

    White House moves to control waste and fraud

    The $787 billion stimulus bill was passed in February and was promised as a job saver and economy booster. Here is where some of the money went:

    - $300,000 for a GPS-equipped helicopter to hunt for radioactive rabbit droppings at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington state.

    - $30 million for a spring training baseball complex for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.

    - $11 million for Microsoft to build a bridge connecting its two headquarter campuses in Redmond, Wash., which are separated by a highway.

    - $430,000 to repair a bridge in Iowa County, Wis., that carries 10 or fewer cars per day.

    - $800,000 for the John Murtha Airport in Johnstown, Pa., serving about 20 passengers per day, to build a backup runway.

    - $219,000 for Syracuse University to study the sex lives of freshmen women.

    - $2.3 million for the U.S. Forest Service to rear large numbers of arthropods, including the Asian longhorned beetle, the nun moth and the woolly adelgid.

    - $3.4 million for a 13-foot tunnel for turtles and other wildlife attempting to cross U.S. 27 in Lake Jackson, Fla.

    - $1.15 million to install a guardrail for a persistently dry lake bed in Guymon, Okla.

    - $9.38 million to renovate a century-old train depot in Lancaster County, Pa., that has not been used for three decades.

    - $2.5 million in stimulus checks sent to the deceased.

    - $6 million for a snow-making facility in Duluth, Minn.

    - $173,834 to weatherize eight pickup trucks in Madison County, Ill.

    - $20,000 for a fish sperm freezer at the Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery in South Dakota.

    - $380,000 to spay and neuter pets in Wichita, Kan.

    - $300 apiece for thousands of signs at road construction sites across the country announcing that the projects are funded by stimulus money.

    - $1.5 million for a fence to block would-be jumpers from leaping off the All-American Bridge in Akron, Ohio.

    - $1 million to study the health effects of environmentally friendly public housing on 300 people in Chicago.

    - $356,000 for Indiana University to study childhood comprehension of foreign accents compared with native speech.

    - $983,952 for street beautification in Ann Arbor, Mich., including decorative lighting, trees, benches and bike paths.

    - $148,438 for Washington State University to analyze the use of marijuana in conjunction with medications like morphine.

    - $462,000 to purchase 22 concrete toilets for use in the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri

    - $3.1 million to transform a canal barge into a floating museum that will travel the Erie Canal in New York state.

    - $1.3 million on government arts jobs in Maine, including $30,000 for basket makers, $20,000 for storytelling and $12,500 for a music festival.

    - $71,000 for a hybrid car to be used by student drivers in Colchester, Vt., as well as a plug-in hybrid for town workers decked out with a sign touting the vehicle's energy efficiency.

    - $1 million for Portland, Ore., to replace 100 aging bike lockers and build a garage that would house 250 bicycles.

    Sources: News reports, Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Office of Sen. Tom Coburn

  2. skeet100

    skeet100 Member

    Jun 3, 2007
    Kinda neat to see what folks are willing to spend anothers money on.... :)
  3. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Eastern Washington
    no(permanent) JOB's on that list!

    Part time jobs don't do anything for you, banks won't give you loans, and you need to save any extra monie's so when you are layed off again you can pay bills!!

    Stupid is as Stupid does!
  4. Jeff P

    Jeff P Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Can I get a list of the freshman's names from Syracuse?
  5. Bluzman98

    Bluzman98 Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    "Can I get a list of the freshman's names from Syracuse?".......Jeff P

    Just think....

    Our tax dollars are paying a group of people to compile a list of 18 year old girls that "put out" and their sexual proclivities. I wonder if Phase 2 of funds for the group will be used to set up an online dating site using the list.....

    Jim C
  6. KRK32

    KRK32 Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    Im surprised that they only let loose of 219K come on now 3 mil to dress up a garbage barge. Kirk
  7. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    What jobs,,,,oh, these must be the ones he "saved"....
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