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'Millions' spent on stimulus project signs.





ocalhoun
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/17/senate-dems-approve-road-signs-that-tout-stimulus/

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The road signs, which let motorists know the paving and construction projects they see are being paid for by the $787 billion economic stimulus program, have popped up across the country.

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"It's my sense that there's a frustration by the people who voted 'no' on the economic recovery act, the stimulus bill, there's a frustration that it's working. They predicted gloom and doom," Mrs. Boxer said.

So, let's spend their money to convince them that our pet project is working...
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That'll make them feel better about it. Rolling Eyes
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"These are self-congratulatory signs; they're political signs. They're so that lawmakers can pat themselves on the back," he said. "But these signs cost money. Actually, when you add them all up, they cost a lot of money."

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"We do enough self-congratulating around here. They shouldn't make the taxpayers pay for it," he said.


Seems to me this not only a classic example of government waste, but also an outrageous use of taxpayer money used solely for political gain.

Suppose Bush used taxpayer funds attempt to persuade the public that the war was a good idea... This seems no different in principle.

Things like this are why I want the government in charge of as little of our money as possible.
Voodoocat
Yet another glaring example of self-serving politicians taking money from hard working citizens to further their political careers. New York itself has spent almost 1 million dollars on these signs.

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Statewide, nearly $1 million will be spent on signs designed to inform the public of stimulus projects.


How can you spend on million dollars on signs? You buy super-premium signs that cost up to $10,000 dollars a peice! Yep, that's right. You can either have ten signs or a house. Take your pick.

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The two signs on Transit Road are $310 each. But others across the state and around the country are pricier, some in New York as high as $5,000 each and some nationwide approaching $10,000.


Who is pushing the purchase of these extremely expensive and overpriced signs? His Highness Obama, of course.

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The signs are optional to states but pushed by the President.


Democrats always claim that government should help the poor, but when they have the opportunity they spend money on signs, not people. When will the people wake up and smell the hypocrisy?
deanhills
I don't understand. The stimulus package was voted in January. Why only put the signs up now? Question
handfleisch
More laughable propaganda from a joke news source.

There have always been "your tax dollars at work" signs. This is nothing new. The story was invented to bait the wingnuts. Looks like they are hooking bottomfeeders with this one.
ocalhoun
handfleisch wrote:
More laughable propaganda from a joke news source.

There have always been "your tax dollars at work" signs. This is nothing new. The story was invented to bait the wingnuts. Looks like they are hooking bottomfeeders with this one.

A 'your tax dollars at work' sign that costs $10,000?

The only purpose of these signs is to convince people that a partisan project is working, the only real goal can be to drum up political support, which is NOT an acceptable use for public funds.

What's different from other signs of that nature?
1: Their larger cost.
2: Their purpose of supporting a controversial measure.

I'll ask you, how would you feel if Bush spent millions of tax dollars trying to convince people that invading Iraq was a good idea?
handfleisch
ocalhoun wrote:
handfleisch wrote:
More laughable propaganda from a joke news source.

There have always been "your tax dollars at work" signs. This is nothing new. The story was invented to bait the wingnuts. Looks like they are hooking bottomfeeders with this one.

A 'your tax dollars at work' sign that costs $10,000?


Your own article:
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Mr. Gregg said the cost of signs ranges from $400 per sign in his state, New Hampshire, to $3,000 for signs in New Jersey.

So stop hyperventilating & get your facts straight.

ocalhoun wrote:
The only purpose of these signs is to convince people that a partisan project is working, the only real goal can be to drum up political support, which is NOT an acceptable use for public funds

Oh, yes, their only purpose is nefarious. Of course! But your current view is an improvement -- I thought you'd be arguing it's big government trying to increase their evil power over us by making us read new signs.

Here is the evil sign -- like we have had before throughout history, telling people their taxes and their elected representative are getting this job done.
What we see:

what the Tea Party 912ers FOX dittoheads see:
ocalhoun
handfleisch wrote:

What we see:



What I see:
PUTTING AMERICA TO WORK
(by spending their money on public projects, some of which are useless, such as this sign)
PAID FOR BY YOUR MONEY, DESPITE THE FACT THAT YOU DIDN'T WANT TO PAY FOR IT
<advertisement logos>
deanhills
handfleisch wrote:


Here is the evil sign -- like we have had before throughout history, telling people their taxes and their elected representative are getting this job done.
What we see:

what the Tea Party 912ers FOX dittoheads see:
Did the Tea Party 912ers change the notice to "Satan" or did you Handfleisch? Perhaps that could be misleading, and you are putting words in their mouths?
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