The term boondoggle, in the sense of a project that wastes time and money, first appeared during the Great Depression in the 1930s, referring to the
millions of jobs given to unemployed men and women to try to get the economy moving again, as part of the New Deal. It came into common usage after a
1935 New York Times headline claimed that over $3 million had been spent teaching the jobless how to make boon doggles. - Wikipedia
Please read the entire Wikipedia article. You will be reminded how some things never change.
And the payoff:
Report: States aren't using stimulus funds as intended
And this from the bend over backwards feel good rag, the USA Today. I'm sure many of you expected this. For those that didn't, welcome to the
reality of no hope and no change. Business as usual. The stimulus was and is nothing more than payoffs to political cronies. Does Halliburton ring a
bell? "Meet the new boss same as the old boss." BO is not the answer and he's not done:
Obama Advisor Urges Another Economic Stimulus Plan
Perhaps the president will plan a visit to the United States in the near future.
That's great...Now fix the economy!!! - Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, July 4, 2009
Oh how the mighty have fallen. Even this twit is starting to notice.