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Your Tax Dollars Not At Work—5 Ways the Stimulus Has Cost Jobs

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Posted on August 29 2010 9:00 pm

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Bad To the Bone Planning


Who else is sick of the term ‘shovel ready’? Just about the only shoveling that’s been done is installing all those Recovery.gov signs (which are an illegal form of propaganda). The fact is, only 3.3% of the $8 billion dollars slated for shovel ready jobs has gone for highway and bridge projects.

In Nevada, stimulus dollars helped fund a Prison Biomass plant only until they figured out it was too expensive to operate. Despite that, the plant is still receiving stimulus dollars…as it loses money every day.

Then there’s the half million dollars spent for windows on a forestry exhibit in Washington State that was already closed down. I can see clearly now, the common sense is gone.

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