New Report Highlights Stimulus Waste
Last week, Senators Tom Coburn and John McCain issued a report on wasteful spending in the Democrats' federal stimulus package.
Among the more ridiculous uses of taxpayer money, the report pointed out almost $200,000 for an “energy upgrade” at a Roswell animal shelter, including the installation of low-flow toilets. Also highlighted was a Wake Forest University study observing the behavior of monkeys under the influence of cocaine, costing $75,000, as well as over $500,000 to replace windows in an abandoned Forest Service building near Mt. St. Helens.
This sort of profligacy has not created the jobs Washington promised, but instead has led to an unemployment rate hovering above 9% for more than a year. Families are struggling every day just to get by, and Washington is wasting their hard-earned tax dollars on window replacements in abandoned buildings and new toilets in animal shelters. The current leadership in DC is hopelessly out of touch.
Link to the study on Senator Coburn's website: http://tiny.cc/ipf0z