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Way to go Obama.......2 million for robotic bees.....

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  1. Mar 14, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    surfsupl [OP] Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2008
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    The 102 worst ways the government is spending your tax dollars:


    Top 20 below...................

    20: Researching how paying attention improves performance of difficult tasks in Connecticut ($850,000)
    19: Kentucky Transportation Department awarding contracts to companies associated with a road contractor accused of bribing the previous state transportation secretary ($24 million)
    18: Amtrak losing $32 per passenger nationally but rewarded with windfall ($1.3 billion)
    17: Widening an Arizona interstate even though the company that won the contract has a history of tax fraud and pollution ($21.8 million)
    16: Replace existing dumbwaiters in New York ($351,807)
    15: Deer underpass in Wyoming ($1,239,693)
    14: Arizona universities examining the division of labor in ant colonies (combined $950,000)
    13: Fire station without firefighters in Nevada ($2 million)
    12: "Clown" theatrical production in Pennsylvania ($25,000)
    11: Maryland town gets money but doesn't know what to do with it ($25,000)
    10: Investing in nation-wide wind power (but majority of money has gone to foreign companies) ($2 billion)
    9: Resurfacing a tennis court in Montana ($50,000)
    8: University in Indiana studying why young men do not like to wear condoms ($221,355)
    7: Funds for Massachusetts roadway construction to companies that have defrauded taxpayers, polluted the environment and have paid tens of thousands of dollars in fines for violating workplace safety laws (millions)
    6: Sending 11 students and 4 teachers from an Arkansas university to the U.N. climate change convention in Copenhagen, using almost 54,000 lbs of carbon dioxide from air travel alone ($50,000)
    5: Storytelling festival in Utah ($15,000)
    4: Door mats to the Department of the Army in Texas ($14,675)
    3: University in New York researching young adults who drink malt liquor and smoke pot ($389,357)
    2: Solar panels for climbing gym in Colorado ($157,800)
    1: Grant for one Massachusetts university for "robobees" (miniature flying robot bees) ($2 million)
    GRAND TOTAL: $4,891,645,229
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