Stupid Government spending

From an article in YOUNG MONEY, written by editor Cara Newman.  These are some examples of how our government is spending OUR money!!

  $5 million to create a geothermal energy system for a shopping mall in Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

  $9.38 million to renovate a century-old train depot in Lancaster County, Pa., that has not been used for three decades

  $100,000 for socially conscious puppet shows in Minnesota

  $2 million to build a replica railroad tourist attraction in Carson City, Nevada

  $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

$3.4 million to create an underground turtle tunnel, or eco-passage, in Lake Jackson, Florida.

  $1 million to study the health effects of environmentally friendly public housing on 300 people in Chicago.

  $983,952 for street beautification in Ann Arbor, Mich., including decorative lighting, trees, benches and bike paths

  $1 million for Portland, Ore., to replace 100 aging bike lockers and build a garage that would house 250 bicycles. 

  $700,000 to Oregon crab fishermen to help recover lost crab post.

  $1.5 billion for a Carbon Capturing Contest

  $300,000 for a GPS-equipped helicopter to hunt for radioactive rabbit droppings at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington state 

 $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

$3.4 million to create an underground turtle tunnel, or eco-passage, in Lake Jackson, Florida.

 As much as we would like to comment, there really isn’t much to say!

2 comments for “Stupid Government spending

  1. john muccianti
    January 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    UN- FRICKING BELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!
    AND THAT’S NOT TO MENTION CRAP LIKE, GIVING MONEY TO PACKISTAN FOR BETTER TV SHOWS, THE STUDY OF THE GRASS SHRIMP MATEING HABITS, BRAZIL’S OFF-SHORE DRILLING, RUSSIAN STEEL MILLS AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON BLA BLA BLA. WE’RE SCREWED.

  2. Bob
    November 14, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I am a foreigner from Uzbekistan, and I like Mr. Bobama

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