Waste, Waste, Waste does not mean Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Any private company CEO OR CFO would get the boot if they oked any of these earmarks. NO WONDER WE ARE BROKE.

10 Wasteful Stimulus Projects (source) http://www.usnews.com

1. A Visitor’s Center With No Visitors

(Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

$554,763 to the U.S. Forest Service to allow it to replace the windows in a visitors center at Mount St. Helens, Wash., that is currently closed and which the Forest Service has no plans to reopen.

2. A Museum Off the Rails


$1.2 million to convert an abandoned train station in Glassboro, N.J., that has been boarded up and unused for 40 years, into “a museum, public meeting space and welcome center.”

Analyzing Ants


$1.9 million to allow the California Academy of Sciences to send researchers to the Southwest Indian Ocean Islands and east Africa, to capture, photograph, and analyze thousands of exotic ants

4. Monkey Business


$677,462 to researchers at Georgia State University to study why monkeys respond negatively to inequity and unfairness.

5. Artificial Comedy


$712,883 to researchers at Northwestern University using stimulus money in an effort utilizing “artificial intelligence”

6. Divining Neptune


$456,663 to University of California, Berkeley to support their getting a better understanding of the global circulation in the atmosphere and altitude of clouds on the planet Neptune.

7. Yoga vs. Hot Flashes


$294,958 so that researchers at Wake Forest University can study whether Integral Yoga “can be an effective method to reduce the frequency and/or severity of hot flashes” in menopausal women.

8. Big Brother’s Recycling Bins


$500,000 to pay for blue, 96-gallon, microchip-embedded recycling bins for the city of Dayton, Ohio.

9. Better Skiing Through Tax Dollars

(Jamie Squire/ALLSPORT)

$25 million to Mt. Snow in West Dover, Vt., “to replace the Summit Local and Sunbrook chairlifts, construct a 120-million-gallon storage pond for snowmaking, and install additional snowmaking fan guns” that take advantage of a provision in the stimulus that make funds available for “ski area capital improvements.”

10. Meta-Stimulus


$193,956 to researchers at Houston’s Rice University and the University of Texas in Dallas, who are getting money through the National Science Foundation to “estimate the impact of stimulus funds


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