The year in wasteful spending: #15 – #13
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As the year comes to a close, we count down the 15 most unbelievable, irresponsible, and downright wasteful examples of government overspending from the past year.
Cosmetic Fixes for Rodeo Drive
In May, $10 million “stimulus” dollars was used to resurface 8.1 miles of arterial roadways in the prestigious 90210 zip code of Beverly Hill, CA.
Mailbox or Trashcan?
$40,000 in “stimulus” funds was used to purchase 10 solar-powered, self-compacting trashcans in Bloomington, Indiana, this past April. Regrettably, many residents mistook them for mailboxes. Oops.
The House Always Wins
The Moehegan Sun casino hit it big in 2009, with profits of $1.3 billion. In June of 2010, the casino got lucky again – this time on the taxpayers’ dime; the casino was awarded $54 million in federal “stimulus” funds.
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