Dumb & Dumber: Top 15 Worst Stimulus Abuses

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Feb 20, 2013
 
Gotta stop feeding the machine...

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by Bert Atkinson, Jr.

When President Obama signed the $831 billion stimulus into law in 2009, he stated that "tough choices and smart investments" needed to be made. So what were some of the smart investments?

Prepare yourself:

15.$250 sent to a woman in Maryland who died in 1967.

14.$840 spent to disassemble and assemble three desks.

13. The Lincoln Center in New York City was paid to host a "tango salon."

12.$10,000 spent replacing light fixtures at a fish hatchery.

11.$425,000 spent in $250 increments to 1,700 prisons inmates for Social Security checks.

10.$426,000 to rebuild a bridge that is used by a average of ten (10) cars a day.

9.$500,000 spent in subsidies for rain barrel installation.

8.$600,000 sent to a school district in Kansas...that no longer exists.

7.$1 million spent in New York on road signs advertising stimulus projects.

6.$1 million used to build 250 bike lockers.

5.$1.25 million to use electric fish to study animal sensory information.

4.$1.75 million spent on energy-efficient garage doors.

3.$2.2 million spent to install skylights for a liquor store in Montana.

2.$2.8 million spent installing toilets in New Mexico’s national forests.

1.$15 million spent to build an airport in Ouizinkie, Alaska...a town of 165 people.

Mistakes happen, but seriously?

[Statistics via National Republican Congressional Committee]
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Those electric fish sound cool. I would like to know more about them.

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Good to know I won't be stepping in poo on my next hike on Sandia Peak.
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Gotta stop feeding the machine...
http://tinyurl.com/abzpvn5
by Bert Atkinson, Jr.
When President Obama signed the $831 billion stimulus into law in 2009, he stated that "tough choices and smart investments" needed to be made. So what were some of the smart investments?
Prepare yourself:
15.$250 sent to a woman in Maryland who died in 1967.
14.$840 spent to disassemble and assemble three desks.
13. The Lincoln Center in New York City was paid to host a "tango salon."
12.$10,000 spent replacing light fixtures at a fish hatchery.
11.$425,000 spent in $250 increments to 1,700 prisons inmates for Social Security checks.
10.$426,000 to rebuild a bridge that is used by a average of ten (10) cars a day.
9.$500,000 spent in subsidies for rain barrel installation.
8.$600,000 sent to a school district in Kansas...that no longer exists.
7.$1 million spent in New York on road signs advertising stimulus projects.
6.$1 million used to build 250 bike lockers.
5.$1.25 million to use electric fish to study animal sensory information.
4.$1.75 million spent on energy-efficient garage doors.
3.$2.2 million spent to install skylights for a liquor store in Montana.
2.$2.8 million spent installing toilets in New Mexico’s national forests.
1.$15 million spent to build an airport in Ouizinkie, Alaska...a town of 165 people.
Mistakes happen, but seriously?
[Statistics via National Republican Congressional Committee]
Those stimulus signs were everywhere not just New York. There was a set on I70 and the only work done was taking a tractor two passes higher up the bank than normally mowed by the state. Probably spent more on signs than the mowing.

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