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February 12, 2010

Your Confiscated Money at Work

Filed under: Arrogance of Power — SwittersB @ 7:28 AM
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“Some of the close to seven billion dollars in projects in Stimulus Checkup create few jobs; benefit private interests over the public good; or make improvements where they are not necessary,” the report says. “Some send money to companies facing fraud charges. Others take millions of dollars to do work local officials and experts admit are not needed or will not help.” Tax Dollars

Buffalo Residents Paid to Keep Daily Journal of Malt Liquor and Marijuana Use ($389,357)
Researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo will receive nearly $390,000 to study young adults who drink malt liquor and smoke marijuana. Malt liquor consumption is an understudied topic, according to the researchers‘ application, making it an obvious choice for economic stimulus funding. The study will reportedly pay 100 Buffalo-area residents $45 each to record their daily malt liquor drinking and marijuana smoking usage through an automated phone hotline.

 

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