Wednesday, December 09, 2009

We're on the map

Senators blast Oregon for stimulus waste projects
On December 8th, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn and Senator John McCain released their Stimulus Checkup Report. The report lists 100 projects as part of the $700 billion stimulus program targeted as waste. Four Oregon projects made the list are listed below:

Recovering Crab Pots Lost At Sea ($700,000)

Renovations for Federal Building as Expensive as New Building ($133 million)
The money will go toward greening the Edith Green/Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in the hope of making it a model for energy efficient government offices in the Northwest

Removing Lead Paint from a Pedestrian Bridge ($3.5 million)

Wastewater Treatment Center with “Talking Water Gardens” ($8 million)
In order to spend the money as fast as possible, the city of Albany will issue a non-competitive contract for work on the project. According to the city‘s planning document, the waterfall component is expected to have an important acoustical impact that is the driver for the name "Talking Water Gardens." Local residents will also be facing an increase in sewer rates to pay for the new water treatment system.

At least one talking water garden saved or created! Who else can't wait to see what we get with Stimulus 3?


OregonGuy said...

Doing the stimulus work others are unwilling to do.

DAVE01 said...

I'm glad you posted this today Daniel, it gave me a laugh about the talking garden. I'm having a hard time typing due to the global warming of nine degrees in Salem today.

Anonymous said...

And now that hagitha Nancy Pelosi want to spend the TARP money to buy more votes. Liberals really dont understand economics or math for that matter.

Robin said...

Obama said that the funds were to go to the states to "stimulate" the economy and put people back to work.

I think that we all knew that all that some states heard and not surprisingly including Oregon, "Great! more money, spend... spend.. oh yeah, maybe a few jobs too"

so I am LMAO that these states got caught with their hand in the cookie jar.

Anonymous said...

Dave, please tell me you're just engaging in some good-natured humor and that you are not one of these idiots who actually believes that the weather on any particular day (or week, or month, or year) in some particular spot on the globe is somehow indicative of what planetary climate trends are doing.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, the Bridge in salem.

How about the chemicals the bridge pilings were treated with that will burn your nose when crossing the river on a warm Summer day?

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