Question by Common Sense: Have you seen where your stimulus dollars are going?
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.
How’s that ‘hope & change” working out for you?
Answer by Huggy
It’s a PORK-U-LUS bill. 0bama said he would keep PORK out of Congressional bills. And, TARDS believed him.
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