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Top Ten Wasteful Stimulus Projects

Posted By Conn Carroll On June 16, 2009 @ 3:44 pm In Economics | Comments Disabled

Courtesy of Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) new report, “100 Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion” [1], here are the Top Ten most dubious [2] 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

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[1] “100 Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion”: http://coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=59af3ebd-7bf9-4933-8279-8091b533464f

[2] most dubious: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-stimulus16-2009jun16,0,7085006.story

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