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Top Ten Wasteful Stimulus Projects

Posted By on June 17, 2009

Courtesy of Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) new report, “100 Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion”, here are the Top Ten most dubious Obama stimulus projects:

  1. “Free” Stimulus Money Results in Higher Utility Costs for Residents of Perkins, Oklahoma
  2. FutureGen: The Stimulus Earmark that Wasn’t, Becomes the Costliest Pork Project in History
  3. Little-Used “Shovel-Ready” Bridges in Rural Wisconsin Given Priority Over Widely Used Structurally Deficient Bridges
  4. $800,000 for little-used Johnstown, Pennsylvania airport to repave a back-up runway; the “Airport for Nobody” Has Already Received Tens of Millions in Taxpayer dollars
  5. $3.4 Million for Wildlife “Eco-Passage” in Florida; Project Still May Take Years to Finish
  6. Nevada Non-Profit Gets Weatherization Contract After Being Fired For Same Work
  7. Non-Existent Oklahoma Lake in Line for Over $1 Million To Construct a New Guardrail
  8. Taxpayers Taken for a Ride: Nearly $10 Million to be Spent to Renovate a Century Old Train Station that Hasn’t Been Used in 30 Years
  9. Ten Thousand Dead People Get Stimulus Checks, Social Security Administration Blames a Tough Deadline
  10. Town of Union, New York, Encouraged to Spend Money It Did Not Request For a Homelessness Problem It Does Not Have

Source: Heritage Blog

Ten wasteful spending projects, but only a small part of how our government irresponsibly spends our tax money. Ten reasons–out of millions–to put a stop to government growth.


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