Thursday, July 2, 2009

"Stimulus" projects reveal how rich we are

I'm watching Fox News' review of 101 wasteful stimulus projects across the country (e.g., a million bucks to determine how many deer live in Pennsylvania; covered garages for the bicycles of Microsoft employees) that total over $1.2 billion. (Which is actually chump change considering the $3.5 billion that was given to Ohio for a new federal power authority, in exchange for the vote of Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo for the Waxman-Markey bill.)

Apart from the obvious disgust, what struck me the most was this is a very rich country, if the only way we can spend an extra billion dollars is on ridiculous and unnecessary stuff like this.

3 comments:

Donny Baseball said...

Like many a very rich person, we as a nation have gotten "more money than brains"...

MW said...

Ah, but they're "shovel ready", Scott...

Brian said...

Just watch - we'll be even richer when we spend 10 trillion on socialized health care!