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Your Tax Dollars at Work

The Senate Republican Communications Center has a list of ten stimulus projects to remember. The list would be hilarious if it didn’t mean that my children will have to pay for these pet projects in the form of future taxes, inflation, and a slow economy.

Some of these gems include:

$300,000 FOR MAPPING RADIOACTIVE RABBIT FECES:

“A Week Mapping Radioactive Rabbit Feces With Detectors Mounted On A Helicopter Flying 50 Feet Over The Desert Scrub. … $300,000 In Federal Stimulus Money.” “A government contractor at Hanford, in south-central Washington State, just spent a week mapping radioactive rabbit feces with detectors mounted on a helicopter flying 50 feet over the desert scrub. … the helicopter flights, which covered 13.7 square miles and were paid for with $300,000 in federal stimulus money, took place in an area that had never been used by the bomb makers. … Marylia Kelley, the executive director of a California group called Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment, said the rabbit cleanup was ‘kind of funny, in a sick way.’

and

$3.4 MILLION FOR A TURTLE TUNNEL IN FLORIDA:

“The Other Third Of The Stimulus, Government Infrastructure Spending, Has Been The Most Controversial From The Start. Some Proposals Have Been Criticized As Wasteful, Such As … A $3.4 Million ‘Ecopassage’ To Help Turtles Cross A Highway In Tallahassee, Fla.

The whole list is here.

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