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10 Worst Federal Stimulus Projects in NC

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posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 09:20 PM
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10 Worst Federal Stimulus Projects in NC



www.jwpcivitasinstitute.org...

It is no surprise by now that folks here know I'm from NC.
So this is something that I pulled up on my state as far
as the 10 worst scenarios of how the stimulus package
isn't working on a state level. OK, here's the top 10.
drum roll please ..........

# 10
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra: $50,000

# 9
Preservation of an insect collection at North Carolina State: $253,123

# 8
North Carolina Folk Life Institute:$25,000

# 7
Construction of a new Town Hall in Bladenboro: $300,000

# 6
American Dance Festival, Inc.: $50,000

# 5
Create interactive dance performance technology: $762,372

# 4
Collecting, researching and reporting on the stimulus act: $492,940

# 3
Reducing hot flashes through yoga: $147,694

# 2
North Carolina Dance Theatre: $50,000

# 1

Study of monkeys using coc aine: $71,623



that's right folks, NC is very concerned about how our monkeys
act when under a controlled substance !!!!

And you wonder why Gov Perdue isn't looking too well
in the polls ???

Where in any of these packages do we actually MAKE
anything??? Or SELL anything??? Or make any money???
Or get any revenue??? How is ANYTHING up there gonna
stimulate the economy ???? And 3 of those 10 listed have
to do with Dance. We have no money mah!!!
Yea, but we can dance about it, yeehaw !!!

It seems Washington freebasing has trickled down to
the state levels.

If you have any info on your state's worst uses of the Fed
Stimulus Package, by all means post it for consumer
consumption. Thanks for reading




posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 09:54 PM
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wow! simply boggles the mind. i feel kinda dumb for not thinking of making a thread like this! great idea! s&f for u.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 10:09 PM
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All I can say is, Unbelievable!

I lived in C Hill/Durm. 11yrs, like what has happened since 97? I was there before I-40 was open.
I have seen how much it has ballooned with all the transplants since. Dare I say the L word, seems like the money is going to great projects to save the planet and doing what feels good, especially the monkeys!

On the Plus side, You still have SAS!!!

I currently live in the mitten state, which is way below and beyond talk!!!, concerning our state Govt. Very Embarrassing.


"It seems Washington freebasing has trickled down to
the state levels".

Great Quote!



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 10:10 PM
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That's money well spent on the monkey research if you ask me. I personally want to know what these animals do after hitting some "Rails". You never know when you could be trekking through the jungle and stumble onto some apes doing lines off of a tree stump or something.

Spending money to spend money. Great concept. I think I'll run my own finances like that.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 10:21 PM
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yea, it kinda makes u wonder
with projects like these going on,
just who sits behind the curtain in Oz???



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 11:38 PM
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oh how forgetful of me to forget
to post a total figure of this wasteful
spending.

2.2 Million Dollars



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 11:45 PM
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reply to post by boondock-saint
 


BDS, S&f

There you go again gettin on their radar.


I'm in the R/D area about once a month, Yeah! the waste is freakin nuts all over! I'd like to dig into the Companies around the "Research Triangle" I'm sure they get a hefty hand out from the TPTB.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 11:49 PM
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Hey, at least they're spending $492,940 to keep track of how they're wasting our tax dollars. :shk:


Just think, without that spending, you wouldn't have had the cool info to start this thread.



posted on Apr, 23 2010 @ 11:51 PM
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Originally posted by 5 oClock
reply to post by boondock-saint
 

There you go again gettin on their radar.



lmao
yea, that seems to be going on
quite a bit round des here parts

but as always

just the facts



posted on Apr, 24 2010 @ 12:09 AM
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Yessir,

Let's throw some of the tax payers money at it. That'll cure-um.



posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 02:29 AM
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You seem to have a thing against art and science...why is that?

Nevermind if any of those on your list created or saved two or three or more jobs...they're not blue collar enough for you, so you're against them.

Total apathy for the individuals who won't be searching for a new job this year. The one's that turn into a statistic for the recession.

One job loss is a tragedy, one million lost is a statistic.



posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 05:39 AM
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Wow, you going to start a whole new economic theory?

One statistic I like to see is the actual jobs saved or created statistic.

For each year of jobs created, the government spent about $450,000 dollars.

Now, if one thinks about that, I could have created a MINIMUM of 9 jobs for that kind of money.

I would pull the federal government technique, I would give myself $350,000 and then hire 9 illegal aliens paying them $2/hr!



posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 06:22 AM
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Originally posted by endisnighe
reply to post by links234
 


Wow, you going to start a whole new economic theory?


I would, but Marx beat me too it.


One statistic I like to see is the actual jobs saved or created statistic.

For each year of jobs created, the government spent about $450,000 dollars.

Now, if one thinks about that, I could have created a MINIMUM of 9 jobs for that kind of money.

I would pull the federal government technique, I would give myself $350,000 and then hire 9 illegal aliens paying them $2/hr!


I would imagine it's close to impossible to determine an accurate measure of jobs created/saved...the townhall in the list. The city may just contract the job out to a local small business rather than use municipal workers to construct the building, so while the report reads 0 jobs saved/created there's also the contracted companies that this money hits.

I've witnessed real government waste on the scale of multi-millions...I don't see anything wrong with that list.



posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 06:54 AM
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What in the hell is this??
Create interactive dance performance technology: $762,372

When I was a kid all you needed a boom box and big piece of cardboard to express your Breakin' style.

This is ridiculous and it is indeed a reflection of the massive transformation of the Southern States by transplants from "more civilized" North Eastern states. I was a transplant in NC/SC in the early nineties and watched the transformation/explosion of the greater Charlotte area first hand. There is no such thing as southern charm in Charlotte proper.



posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 07:04 AM
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I also live here in NC, and I have actually noticed that they also spent a lot of cash on peanuts. Sort of makes me wonder why. 12 oz. containers of Peanuts, peanut butter and tons of other wasteful things. I left my opinion on the site that it was a waste of taxpayer money. By them purchasing that many peanuts they made an extra 10 jobs here in the state. Huh? That must be the people they hire to open the jars, and put them in little bowls?? I hate to freaken say it but 10 jobs? to do what count peanuts??



posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 08:27 AM
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In Arkansas

"Study of Physiological Factors in Hyperthermia $301,802"

Reducing Sexual Risk Behaviors among Rural African-American Cocaine Users $367,091



posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 06:53 AM
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Here are the ones, that I had found before for NC, I had posted it at another forum:

Peanuts roasted regular 12/16 oz sizes $715,910.00 Spent.

12/18 oz creamy peanut butter $414,445 spent

Batteries $91,276.00 Spent

12/18 oz creamy peanut butter $1,300,676.00 spent

I do believe that is all wasted money. There was many more of these including snack crackers at $50,000

If this is making jobs, then I believe they are paying folks to spread PB on crackers.




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