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Obama calling for more infrastructure spending
apnews.myway.com ^ | September 6, 2010 | JULIE PACE

Posted on 09/06/2010 6:41:49 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Obama calling for more infrastructure spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vowing to find new ways to stimulate the sputtering economy, President Barack Obama will call for long-term investments in the nation's roads, railways and runways that would cost at least $50 billion.

The infrastructure investments are one part of a package of targeted proposals the White House is expected to announce in hopes of jump-starting the economy ahead of the November election. Obama will outline the infrastructure proposal Monday at a Labor Day event in Milwaukee.

While the proposal calls for investments over six years, the White House said spending would be front-loaded with an initial $50 billion to help create jobs in the near future.

The goals of the infrastructure plan include: rebuilding 150,000 miles of roads; constructing and maintaining 4,000 miles of railways, enough to go coast-to-coast; and rehabilitating or reconstructing 150 miles of airport runways, while also installing a new air navigation system designed to reduce travel times and delays.

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1 posted on 09/06/2010 6:41:52 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Do I hear the band striking up with “Nearer My God to Thee”?


2 posted on 09/06/2010 6:44:23 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

PORKULUS was supposed to be SHOVEL READY JOBS TO FIX OUR CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE. What did B.Hussein and the filthy rats do with the first 800 Billion???


3 posted on 09/06/2010 6:44:40 AM PDT by omega4179 (**christine2010.com)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Is there something wrong with the infrastructure we have now that’s holding up economic activity?

IIRC, even Keynesian economics requires that the government spending be targeted on something that is needed to spur further economic growth.(also IIRC, Keynes had changed his mind about all this before he died.)


4 posted on 09/06/2010 6:46:35 AM PDT by wolfpat (Veni. Vidi. Veneer: I came. I saw. I made plywood.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

$50,000,000,000 payout to unions. Again.......


5 posted on 09/06/2010 6:47:05 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Still digging the same old hole even deeper...the boy has a plan.....

One would think the president has absolutely no economic sense or business acumen (/S).

6 posted on 09/06/2010 6:47:25 AM PDT by cbkaty (Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy---W Churchill)
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To: cbkaty

Obama stimulus waste

http://coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=a28a4590-10ac-4dc1-bd97-df57b39ed872


7 posted on 09/06/2010 6:48:08 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
anymore stimulus, and the economy will need a defibrillator...
8 posted on 09/06/2010 6:48:25 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Start hording cigarettes, chocolates, nylon stockings... those sort of things.
9 posted on 09/06/2010 6:49:24 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (If Obama was the answer---that must have been one stupid question.)
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To: Chode

1. Broadband Map That May be Obsolete by the Time it’s Complete ($350 million): $350 million was awarded to states from the Department of Commerce to build a map of its broadband Internet infrastructure, though it duplicates existing maps. Rather than spend $350 million on the project, one firm said it could map the whole nation for $3.5 million – one percent of the cost. Or, anyone with a computer could Google it – for free.

2. Empty Mall Gets Energy Award ($5 million): $5 million was awarded to the Oak Ridge Mall in Tennessee to provide geothermal heat – only the mall has few stores and customers.

3. Fossil Research in Argentina ($1.57 million): Researchers from Penn State will travel to Argentina to dig up plant fossils.

4. Anti-Capitalist Puppet Shows ($50,000): Puppet theatres with socialist, anti-capitalist messages were paid $50,000 to put on puppet shows.

5. Free Rides on Baltimore Water Taxi ($1.6 million): A program to offer free rides on the water taxi as a means of relieving road congestion got money despite it doing little to stop people from traveling in cars.

6. Digital Television Ad Campaign ($6 million): An ad agency was hired for $6 million one month before the switch to digital television—and reported creating three jobs with the money.

7. California Computer System ($60 million): In 2002, CA got $66 million to upgrade its computers for the unemployment insurance program. It spent the money on other things and just got another $60 million in stimulus for the same project.

8. Non-Competitive Contracts ($7.8 billion): Half of all stimulus contracts awarded as of the fall were not subject to full competition.

9. Mice, Alcohol and Drugs ($38,000): Studying the impact of alcohol and methamphetamines on mice and rats.

10. Tourist Railroad ($2 million): The Virginia & Truckee tourist railroad in Nevada will get more than $2 million for an extension.


10 posted on 09/06/2010 6:50:55 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

NO


11 posted on 09/06/2010 6:52:03 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
"Vowing to find new ways to stimulate the sputtering economy...."

We don't need a 'new' way! Give us back our paychecks and get the frik out of the private sector you frikin' Marxist-community-organizer!!! You asshat Democrats drove this economy into the ground with your sub-prime loan scams and you are still driving the economy into the ground. NOVEMBER IS GOING TO BE A HEAD ON COLLISION FOR YOU ASS-CLOWNS AND CRY-BABY LIBERALS WHO NEED A NANNY-STATE. How pathetic is an American to want the federal government o take care of them. And yes, black America... you live off the federal government then you are still a slave. Enjoy it idiots!!!

12 posted on 09/06/2010 6:52:06 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Start hording cigarettes, chocolates, nylon stockings... those sort of things.

nylon stockings?

Nobody wears them anymore or are you suggesting them for committing armed robbery ? / s

13 posted on 09/06/2010 6:52:15 AM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Chode
Congressional Dems will just be jumping at this opportunity, facing electoral Armageddon in Nov.

sarc /

14 posted on 09/06/2010 6:52:33 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; All

China and India are making silicon chips.....we’re digging holes.


15 posted on 09/06/2010 6:55:11 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; All

China and India are making silicon chips.....we’re digging holes.


16 posted on 09/06/2010 6:55:11 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

According to what you just posted only 200 billion of it has been used (didn’t see how old the information was). And they still want more?


17 posted on 09/06/2010 6:55:19 AM PDT by CommieCutter (A Centrist Democrat is now defined as: between Socialism and Communism.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Reminds me of a line from the old TV comedy Get Smart: "Golly, Chief, we tried everything in the medicine cabinet and nothing worked ... not even those little chocolate things!"
18 posted on 09/06/2010 6:56:08 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: silverleaf
Do I hear the band striking up with “Nearer My God to Thee”?


19 posted on 09/06/2010 6:56:31 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Popman

I would pay some money (deferred from the field mice study in Ca.) to see the statistics on the states that went under when democrats took over with Obama and ACORN.

Ca. should be an example of democrats/peter pan gone wrong.

Mass, Canada, Europe should be an example of nationalized health care gone wrong.

They are insane with power!


20 posted on 09/06/2010 6:58:11 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: omega4179

Here’s what’s happened to porkulous “Infrastructure” stimulous in NYC alone:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/timulus_fails_to_get_the_job_done_tq7hwmrNCvyQSEvSufOMKL


21 posted on 09/06/2010 6:58:29 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Popman
nylon stockings? Nobody wears them anymore...

Don't remind me. I mourn the loss of femininity in the culture.

Thank you, libtards, for turning our women into men.

22 posted on 09/06/2010 6:59:53 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: omega4179
If anyone missed this you should check it out. What is most interesting is the dramatic deficit in construction jobs - the very jobs that the stimulus was supposed to focus on.

An Industry by Industry Look at the Stimulus Failure

23 posted on 09/06/2010 7:00:09 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: Red in Blue PA

“While America was “inventing” Twitter so Americans could waste more time on useless bullsh$t, China built three nuclear power plants and two refineries.”

Unk


24 posted on 09/06/2010 7:00:40 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Thanks for the link......

Whatever happened to shame? This type of waste should be advertised 24X7 in all venues including highway billboards....

Are you listening Michael Steele?

25 posted on 09/06/2010 7:00:48 AM PDT by cbkaty (Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy---W Churchill)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Yeah, how about using the rest of the unspent stimulus money? There’s a lot of money sitting there!

Or is Obambi saving that money for 2012, so he can shower the peasants with bread and circuses just in time to save his skinny ass from being fired?


26 posted on 09/06/2010 7:02:13 AM PDT by DNME (With the sound of distant drums ... something wicked this way comes.)
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To: cbkaty

Notice how all the talk of extending Bush Tax Cuts has stopped. I am sure in the daily conference calls with appendages the administration the MSM has told them to drop that. He can’t persue that course of action it would then alienate and infuriate his far leftist base of Cloward and Piven afficiandos. The Muslim has settled on a strategy that Clinton used, dangle money out there and then demonize your opposition as stingy and scrooge-like for acting like a grownup. I think Claire Huxtable should only pay up the kids lily white prep school through 2012, because I think a move back to Chicago is forthcoming.


27 posted on 09/06/2010 7:02:17 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Red in Blue PA

That’s the ticket, nobama. You are a freakin’ economic genius! Why not make it $50,000,000,000,l000,000,000,000,000? Don’t hold back on “helping” us you feckless loser.


28 posted on 09/06/2010 7:04:35 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: cbkaty

Mike’s down for his nap.


29 posted on 09/06/2010 7:05:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: avacado
you live off the federal government then you are still a slave

That's right! They don't want to get off the 'plantation'. Thanks for having the guts to say it like it is!!

30 posted on 09/06/2010 7:05:49 AM PDT by shiva
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To: silverleaf

There is no Carpathia nearby for the Obama administration.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMx-cA96ZVI&feature=related


31 posted on 09/06/2010 7:06:30 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Not content with driving off a cliff, he wants to find a higher cliff.


32 posted on 09/06/2010 7:09:00 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (2010, the beginning of the end of our long national nightmare.)
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To: CommieCutter
I think the republicans released the Obama stimulus waste report in Feb. 2010? No one really knows if Obama and gang spent more since then because the MSM news only reports his golf games and vacations and a day in the life of the Obama girls.

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Furthermore, today the GOP revealed the small-print details of Barack Obama’s stimulus plan, which is supposed to rescue us from the economic crisis. The plan is filled with a staggering amount of waste. We will be adding billions to our national deficit so we can fund such fine programs as:

• $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film.

• $650 million for the digital television converter box coupon program.

• $88 million for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker (arctic ship).

• $600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees.

• $150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities.

• $75 million for “smoking cessation activities.”

• $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges.

• $25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction.

• $500 million for flood reduction projects on the Mississippi River.

• $10 million to inspect canals in urban areas.

• $6 billion to turn federal buildings into “green” buildings.

• $650 million for wildland fire management on forest service lands.

• $1.2 billion for “youth activities,” including youth summer job programs.

• $500 million for building and repairing National Institutes of Health facilities in Bethesda, Maryland.

• $160 million for “paid volunteers” at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

• $5.5 million for “energy efficiency initiatives” at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration.

• $850 million for Amtrak.

• $100 million for reducing the hazard of lead-based paint.

• $110 million to the Farm Service Agency to upgrade computer systems.

• $200 million in funding for the lease of alternative energy vehicles for use on military installations.

Will reducing lead-based paint stimulate our economy? Will inspecting canals in our urban areas create jobs?

Support for the stimulus plan appears to be fading fast. As we reported here, many believe that the stimulus plan won’t reach American taxpayers until it’s too late to create any real jobs. Meanwhile, our federal employees will have some nice Priuses to drive around in.

Thank you, Obama.

Click here to read the complete article

33 posted on 09/06/2010 7:09:33 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Hey Hussein,

SPEND the 300 billion from the 878 billion, that you are saving as a Democrat slush-fund for your re-election year!!!


34 posted on 09/06/2010 7:10:26 AM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: cbkaty

35 posted on 09/06/2010 7:14:03 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Mike’s down for his nap.

Gone fishin'

Out to lunch...

Going out of business

(Actually he is hiding in the storeroom....)

36 posted on 09/06/2010 7:18:41 AM PDT by cbkaty (Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy---W Churchill)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Government can only spend. It has no money of its own to “invest”. It either prints money or taxes it away from its owners. One of these days, and soon, that little economic truth is going to become rather obvious, perhaps except to the ideologues and kleptocrats who are currently running Washington and our nation into the ground.


37 posted on 09/06/2010 7:20:20 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Didn’t we hear all this about infrastructure and “shovel- ready jobs” in Feb. ‘09, as BO lied to get his $850 Billion failed stimulus bill passed?
The only thing that should be shovel-ready now is the Democrat Party.


38 posted on 09/06/2010 7:20:59 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I don't want is spent, but let us play a what if....

If he took this 50 whatever and went in with India to co-develop (if they matched it) a "Thorium Nuclear Reactor" that is functional, has a base design that can be replicated in a turnkey fashion it would make sense.

If he did this in the future history books would note him for this brilliant forward thinking move that changed us to energy independence.

The problem is Obama probably thinks Thorium is a comic strip character....

The problem is this guy and Congress have spent Trillions on crap

Had they spent it on Nuclear Power, Natural Gas Conversions of our Big Rig Fleet, Coal to JP4 via the Fisher Tropsch process for our Airliners and Military Aircraft, we would have held our nose and said yes because in 10 years we could have told the Saudi's to stuff it.

What a missed opportunity to change our energy situation and our balance of trade.

39 posted on 09/06/2010 7:21:12 AM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

He’s either learned nothing by the experience of nothing being gained by wasting taxpayer’s money previously, or he’s a complete idiot, or he’s trying to bankrupt this country, or all of the above.

Where’s that Vaudeville hook when we need it?


40 posted on 09/06/2010 7:22:08 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
The infrastructure investments are one part of a package of targeted proposals the White House is expected to announce in hopes of jump-starting the economy ahead of the November election.

Amazing that AP actually admits that this is not about stimulus but about creating a supposed sense of stimulating the economy for political gain. Needless to say this is all an illusion and simply a last gasp to add to the Cloward-Piven strategy with the capper being a lame duck Congress.

This is plain thuggery and will back fire. The Dems are in panic mode because they know that millions of voters don't but the MSM protection racket anymore and millions of newly-enlightened voters are busy breaking out of their MSM-following coma and backtracking to review so many of the lies they bought before.

41 posted on 09/06/2010 7:24:59 AM PDT by torchthemummy ("About everything we do around here is government intrusion in people's lives." Ray LaHood)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

No doubt to be built/re-built with our ever expanding manufacturing base, domestic tools and machinery, and workers that are fluent in English.


42 posted on 09/06/2010 7:27:10 AM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: Red in Blue PA

two more shovel leaniing jobs created for only 8,456.332,334 per job.


43 posted on 09/06/2010 7:28:25 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
• $160 million for “paid volunteers” at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Huh?

44 posted on 09/06/2010 7:30:58 AM PDT by livius
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To: torchthemummy

U.S. Unemployment Rates By County: All Down hill straight to hell in a hand-cart’ since Pelosi and the democrats took control

http://cohort11.americanobserver.net/latoyaegwuekwe/multimediafinal.html


45 posted on 09/06/2010 7:31:00 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: screaminsunshine

46 posted on 09/06/2010 7:32:21 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

This administration should be arrested and sent to Cuba on a Raft.


47 posted on 09/06/2010 7:34:34 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: torchthemummy

Obama’s theme song:

youtube video below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msNAMj3Bjwk


48 posted on 09/06/2010 7:34:52 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
• $6 billion to turn federal buildings into “green” buildings.

Although it is not a Federal building, my local township just added solar panels to it's town hall building. It cost $35,000, of which more than half was paid by grants (ie tax dollars). The part that has my head shaking is that, because it is a small part time board, and the building is only used during voting and monthly board meetings, the yearly electric bill is only $1,000.00 a YEAR!

Yes, you read that right, for $35,000.00 we got something that will ease (won't eliminate because we live in Mid Wisconsin, not the most optimum place for solar panels) a $1,000.00 a year bill.

Thank You taxpayers, my township appreciates it.

49 posted on 09/06/2010 7:35:17 AM PDT by codercpc
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

How many votes will $50 billion buy?


50 posted on 09/06/2010 7:35:22 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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