ICYMI: “Republicans decry stimulus funds for iPods, cellphones”

August 3, 2010

Today’s LA Times discusses the report on wasteful stimulus-funded projects that was debuted today by Senators Tom Coburn and John McCain:

Stimulus money is going toward iPods for high school students in Utah, cellphones for smokers trying to quit in Washington and advertising devoted to the promotion of…the stimulus.

The findings are part of a 74-page report put out by a pair of Republican senators who contend the $862-billion program is fraught with needless spending.

“There is no question job creation should be a national priority, but torrential, misdirected government spending is not the way to do it,” reads the introduction, signed by Republican Sens. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and John McCain of Arizona.

Dubbed the “Summertime Blues,” Senators Coburn and McCain highlight 100 wasteful projects funded by “stimulus” dollars.  65 questionable spending items are showcased in bankruptingamerica.org’s March Madness series.

Click here to read the entire LA Times article.

Click here to download the “Summertime Blues” report.

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