A state senator from Ohio says his state is spending $1 million on road signs to advertise the use of stimulus money for road projects. In other words, the state is using your money to tell you it's spending your money.
State Sen. Tim Grendell, R-Ohio, calls it a waste of taxpayer dollars. The road signs he's concerned about display words such as "Project Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" Some road projects have two signs, and some don't have any at all, but the signs aren't cheap.
And Ohio isn't the only state turning taxpayer dollars into road signs.
CNN found most states are spending stimulus money on signs and that could cost taxpayers nationwide about $3.8 million
Although the Obama administration promised the stimulus package would create jobs, there is no evidence that putting up these road signs created any jobs.
Ted Andrzejewski, the mayor of Eastlake, Ohio, and a Democrat, is also angry about the signs.
He says for a bit more than what the road signs cost, he could've fixed a road in his community and created more than two dozen jobs.
"The problem is sometimes our politicians don't understand what a million dollars is," Andrzejewski said.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:16 AM on Jan. 27, 2010
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Answer by waldorfmom at 3:35 PM on Jan. 27, 2010
Answer by 29again at 4:14 PM on Jan. 27, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 4:43 PM on Jan. 27, 2010
29again that is because the states did not get enough stimulus money to repair the really bad roads. It cost more money then what they got from stimulus and since most states are in the red they do not have the extra money to pony up for what the stimulus wasn't gonna cover. I remember there was a article in a local paper that said that Obama basically said to patch the really bad road and to repave the good ones because of the problem.
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 6:36 PM on Jan. 27, 2010