Skip to comments.A Stimulus Project that LITERALLY runs (and runs the economy) into a DITCH!
Posted on 12/01/2010 2:23:22 PM PST by Frankusa
During the midterm election campaign, President Obama repeatedly used his now-infamous car in the ditch analogy to falsely illustrate how Republicans had run the US economy into a ditch. At the time, I posted a YouTube video connecting the President's so-called "shovel ready projects" - which Obama recently conceded are non-existent - to the ditch analogy. The point, and the analogy, I was trying to make was that the President's astronomically exorbitant stimulus package was funding non-existent projects, consisting of non-existent shovels, that were digging, or running, the economy into a ditch.
However, upon reading an article, written in August by Senators John McCain and Tom Coburn, entitled "100 Wasteful Stimulus Projects That Actually Cost America Jobs", I noticed how one particular [stimulus-funded] project literally runs directly into a ditch, no analogy necessary!
People around Boynton, Oklahoma were left scratching their heads after the town was awarded nearly $90,000 [in stimulus funds] to replace a quarter-mile stretch of sidewalk that was replaced only five years ago.[PHOTO]
One longtime resident of Boynton, Ray Allen, said the project had been the talk of the town recently, and none of it positive, because it is 100 percent a waste of money.
Another resident, Mike Lance, noted that the best indication of the absurdity of the project is what the contractor did with a section of sidewalk at the north end of town one that fronts no homes or businesses, and leads directly into a ditch.
That's right, directly into a ditch! No analogy necessary!
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