Obama Stimulus Spending Includes Rental Cars, Outhouses, and ‘Sediment Removal’

Among the many things that have been built with stimulus money so far are:

– $971,711.42 to “replace pond liners” at the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery in Cole Harbor, N.D.

– $193,077 for a “double-vault toilet building” at the Hoyer Campground in Spokane, Wash.

– $487,944 for “toilet buildings and vaults” in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests

– $254,000 for “pre-fabricated restroom facilities” in Atlanta, Ga.

– $17,110 in hotel bills at a Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va., for the Employment Standards Administration’s annual “Prevailing Wage Conference.”

– $1.8 million for the “renovation of Slate Hill Barn and Hay Shed” in Front Royal, Va. According to the database the money was requested by the Smithsonian Institution.

And these gems:

– $326,304 for “roadside vegetation removal” in the Six Rivers National Forest in Eureka, Calif.

– $928,194.50 to nine different firms to provide an “increased level of effort for dtv [digital television] installation”

– $20 million for “sediment removal” at the EPA’s Iron Mountain Mine Superfund site

– $6,066.18 to buy “three laptop computers” for the National Fish and Wildlife Service

– $4,250 for “short-term vehicle rental” from Enterprise Rent-A-Car in order to “run errands” in Kings Canyon National Park in King’s Canyon, Calif.

– $840 to “disassemble” one desk and “properly reassemble and relocate” 2 other desks in Reston, Va.

Much more of what our grandchildren have been beggared for at the link.

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