Despite having no plans to reopen a shuttered visitor center at Mount St. Helens in Washington state, the U.S. Forest Service is spending more than $554,000 to replace its windows.
The California Academy of Sciences is receiving nearly $2 million to
send researchers to the Southwest Indian Ocean Islands and east
Africa, to capture, photograph, and analyze thousands of exotic ants.
People around Boynton, Oklahoma were left scratching their heads after the town was awarded nearly $90,00096 to replace a quarter-mile stretch of sidewalk that was replaced only five years ago. (this one in a town that is losing schools)
Located 70 miles off shore, the park is almost entirely underwater and accessible only by airplane, private boat or ferry. Despite its remote location, the park will get $13,304,484 in repairs
That's just a few. More of them in link in 1st answer
Answer by sopranomommy at 9:17 AM on Aug. 4, 2010
No, I am not happy with the so called stimulus money going to unnecessary projects. I think the thing that frustrates me the most is seeing supporters buying the idea that these expenditures are good for us in some way when we are neglecting so much right in front of our eyes. I don't know how you reason away rising levels of unemployment and applaud a $2M study on exotic ants in other parts of the world. I guess there is an ass for every seat.
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