As debate continues over the trillion dollar “stimulus” package that will mostly only stimulate more government while politicians stimulate themselves, the U.S. Conference of Mayors submitted a list of “stimulus” requests for cities around the country (and even out of the country) that the mayors would like to see funded by your tax dollars.
These projects are all listed at a website called StimulusWatch.org. Click around and read the requests, and your wallet will know what it’s like to be chum in shark infested waters.
As the site says, “These projects are not part of the stimulus bill. They are candidates for funding by federal grant programs once the bill passes.”
It’s all explained on the FAQ page (they should have called it “FUQ!”).
Probably the most counter-productive request I ran across is this:
$1.5 million initiative to Reduce Prostitution-Off the Streets Program. This initiative would connect individuals involved in prostitution with resources to leave a life of prostitution. Beginning with emergency shelter and continuing with an array of educational.
What kind of job “stimulus” program costs jobs right off the bat? Given the way the government is driving the economy straight to hell, being a whore is about the only remaining career option for a lot of people, and they’re trying to take that away too?
A list of the requests by state is here. Wow.
Kind of makes you wonder what happens to all the tax money we already pay, doesn’t it? Or am I a greedy, unpatriotic jerk for asking that question?