After a flurry of stimulus spending, questionable projects pile up


These projects don’t seem that stimulating to me. My questions is why these projects are not local concerns and that we need to pay for them with our federal tax money? Personally I don’t care about a snow-making facility in Duluth, MN. Doesn’t it snow enough in MN already? Why am I paying for that. This is abuse of funds plain and simple and should be investigated as a fraud perpetrated on the American people.

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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.

Read the rest of the article here:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/After-a-flurry-of-stimulus-spending_-questionable-projects-pile-up-8474249-68709732.html

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