Is this the top 20 of the 100 wasteful spending in the stimulus the hope and change we asked for?
The construction of two Texas fire stations is delayed for more than a year, and it increases costs (San Antonio, TX) - $7.3 million A rail extension is to be built to get to professional sports stadiums and a casino (Pittsburgh, PA) for $62 million The University of North Carolina (Charlotte, NC) Developed An Interactive Dance Software for $762,372 The U.S. Forest Service Replaces The Windows in a Visitor Center That Was Closed in 2007 (Amboy, WA) for $554,763 An abandoned train station is to be converted into a Museum in Glassboro, NJ) for $1.2 million An analysis of exotic ants is to cost $1.9 million (San Francisco, CA) A $1.8 million road project threatens a pastor’s house (Newark, OH) An old abandoned iron furnace is to be renovated for $357,710 after money was squandered on same project years before (Fitchburg, KY) A power plant construction awarded $308 million won’t start for at least two years (Kern County, CA) A town replaces for $89,298 new sidewalks with newer sidewalks that lead to a ditch (Boynton, OK) Upgraded Office Space and Indoor Parking for Kansas Politicians (Topeka, Kansas) - $39.7 million plus: 12. Agency Under a Cloud Keeps Pool Open for the Summer at No Charge (Youngstown, OH) - $450,950 13. Project Costs Jobs, Drastically Reduces Shopping Center Business (Normandy Park, WA) - $3.8 million 14. Mohegan Sun Casino Owner Uses Funds for WNBA Practice Facility (Connecticut) - $54 million 15. Tree Planting and Urban Forest Creation (NV, SC, PA, GA) – $2.6 million 16. Restoration of One of Nation’s Least Visited Parks, Located on Remote Island (Key West, FL) - $13.3 million 17. Firm Gets No-Bid Environmental Cleanup Contract – for a Mess It Helped Make (Simi Valley, CA) - $15.8 million 18. Jamming for Dollars (Atlanta, GA) - $762,372 19. Nevada Prison’s Biomass Plant Too Expensive to Operate (Carson City, NV) - $620,000 20. Monkey and Chimpanzee Responses to Inequity (Atlanta, GA) - $677,462 http://coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=a7e82141-1a9e-4eec-b160-6a8e62427efb
Asked By: Racist Liberal - 8/9/2010
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Libs love to waste money. Somehow they will bring up Bush like they usually do though. Like that really makes it ok.
Answered By: Facts Scare Liberals - 8/9/2010
Additional Answers (9)
A better question is: what isn't a waste in the spending spree?
Answered By: mustagme - 8/9/2010
It don`t matter how it is spent, just get the money in the system to chase the derivative bubble from growth clashing with finite energy.
Answered By: Growth vs. Oil - 8/9/2010
It was all wasteful IMPEACH OBAMA!!!
Answered By: Let's go Tigers - 8/9/2010
I didn't see the 44 million for frisbee park in new hampshire, 5 million on grape genetics in ny, and the 5 million in midwest (iowa i think) to study effect of pig $%UOI on enviroment.....At least their stimulating Air Force one...8 vacations in one summer......oh to be queen of the usa
Answered By: Vickilynn - 8/9/2010
You would have thought we would have gotten more bang for the $862 billion bucks. lp
Answered By: Liddel - 8/9/2010
Infrastructure, science...no wonder conservatives are against it.
Answered By: Cob Bollum - 8/9/2010
IT'S DISGUSTING, IT'S PATHETIC, IT MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH.. This whole obama and this administration NEEDS TO GET OUT!
Answered By: Vicky I - 8/9/2010
It's just stunning. Anyone that seriously believes this money was not a PAYBACK for supporting Democrats and Obama...is just kidding themselves. Cob: You're a fool. Tell me how dance software creates long term job growth. Studying ants...same thing. You dummy. Show me one thing the government creates.
Answered By: Right vs Left IS Right vs Wrong - 8/9/2010
Conservatives love to waste money. Just look at all those fraudulently priced stocks they bought up just before the finance sector collapsed. Sure, they hate the idea of subsidized housing for people who can't afford it, but when subprime loans make it to Wall Street, it's pure gold, and anyone who says otherwise... More
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