Friday, July 16, 2010

Millions for Road Signs? That's Stimulating? - $15 million project has only created 17 jobs!

I'd like to "Recover" some of that money! Nix that, ALL of that money!

Amplify’d from abcnews.go.com

On the road leading to Dulles Airport outside Washington, DC there's a 10' x 11' road sign touting a runway improvement project funded by the federal stimulus. The project cost nearly $15 million and has created 17 jobs, according to recovery.gov.


However, there's another number that caught the eye of ABC News: $10,000. That's how much money the Washington Airports Authority tells ABC News it spent to make and install the sign – a single sign – announcing that the project is "Funded by The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act" and is "Putting America Back to Work." The money for the sign was taken out of the budget for the runway improvement project.

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1 comment:

George said...

Uggh! Are we so different than Greece?