Over the course of the next several days, up until the November elections, we are going to profile at least 1 project per day in which the stimulus money was “wasted” on.
You will be absolutely amazed at the audacity of your elected officials to waste so much of the taxpayer’s money on completely worthless projects that, in some instances, did not create hardly any long term jobs whatsoever.
This list of most of these projects was compiled by Senators Tom Coburn and John McCain. We at Bad Gone Blog will also include some of our own researched projects which were left off the two Senator’s report.
Be sure to check back daily to read up on even more projects in which your money was wasted.
The first project is below…
Forest Service to Replace Windows in Visitor Center
Closed in 2007 (Amboy, WA) – $554,763
Despite having no plans to reopen a shuttered visitor center at Mount St. Helens in Washington state, the U.S. Forest Service is spending more than $554,000 to replace its windows.
One government official likened it to “keeping a vacant house in good repair,” while another official noted that there is hope to find some purpose for the building in the future, whether as a hotel, science camp or restaurant.
Despite those efforts, there are no current plans to use the empty space. Spending $11.5 million in 1993, the Forest Service opened the Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center to provide visitors to Mount St. Helens a “sweeping view of the volcano” through the center’s soaring windows.
In 2007, however, the Forest Service closed down the visitor center after just 14 years in operation.
Former USDA official, Mark Rey, said at the time regarding Mount St. Helens, “we have more visitor center capacity than the public can reasonably use.”
Officials are hoping to maintain the facility so that another use can be found, such as a lodge or
educational facility. But the Forest Service has been criticized in the past for poor facilities
management, especially within the Mount St. Helens National Monument, and there is no sign that an
economically viable use for the center is close to being found.
You wonder why unemployment remains near 10%, well you can place the majority of blame on these lying ass senators who passed a wasteful spending bill in the name of “stimulus”.
The only thing this massive spending bill stimulated were their pet projects and obviously not the economy as evidenced by the ridiculously high unemployment rate.
We must vote out all these incompetent congressmen before our country is ruined.