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petegz28
07-14-2010, 09:26 PM
As the midterm election season approaches, new road signs are popping up everywhere – millions of dollars worth of signs touting "The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act" and reminding passers-by that the program is "Putting America Back to Work."

On the road leading to Dulles Airport outside Washington, DC there's a 10' x 11' road sign touting a runway improvement project funded by the federal stimulus. The project cost nearly $15 million and has created 17 jobs, according to recovery.gov.

However, there's another number that caught the eye of ABC News: $10,000. That's how much money the Washington Airports Authority tells ABC News it spent to make and install the sign – a single sign – announcing that the project is "Funded by The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act" and is "Putting America Back to Work." The money for the sign was taken out of the budget for the runway improvement project.

ABC News has reached out to a number of states about spending on stimulus signs and learned the state of Illinois has spent $650,000 on about 950 signs and Pennsylvania has spent $157,000 on 70 signs. Other states, like Virginia, Vermont, and Arizona do not sanction any signs.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/signs-stimulus/story?id=11163180

mikey23545
07-15-2010, 01:56 AM
If only <i>all</i> the stimulus money had been spent on these signs, we'd all know how well off we are!

BucEyedPea
07-15-2010, 02:37 AM
As the midterm election season approaches, new road signs are popping up everywhere – millions of dollars worth of signs touting "The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act" and reminding passers-by that the program is "Putting America Back to Work."
Throw eggs and rotten tomatoes at those signs. Then fill them with bullet holes! :D LMAO

On the road leading to Dulles Airport outside Washington, DC there's a 10' x 11' road sign touting a runway improvement project funded by the federal stimulus. The project cost nearly $15 million and has created 17 jobs, according to recovery.gov. [/quote]
Well, I hear everything's fine in the DC area. Rome never looked so good—before it fell.

However, there's another number that caught the eye of ABC News: $10,000. That's how much money the Washington Airports Authority tells ABC News it spent to make and install the sign – a single sign – announcing that the project is "Funded by The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act" and is "Putting America Back to Work." The money for the sign was taken out of the budget for the runway improvement project.

ABC News has reached out to a number of states about spending on stimulus signs and learned the state of Illinois has spent $650,000 on about 950 signs and Pennsylvania has spent $157,000 on 70 signs. Other states, like Virginia, Vermont, and Arizona do not sanction any signs.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/signs-stimulus/story?id=11163180
Truly DISGUSTING! Goebbels would be proud.

Taco John
07-15-2010, 02:49 AM
One of my neighbor's kids was bragging today that he had an inside track to a TSA job. He gets full benefits right when he starts, despite the fact that it's only part time work. The best part, he said, is that if he can get comfortable living off of a 20 hour work week, he never has to go full time. He can get full benefits, work 20 hours a week, and fish the rest of the time.

I can't blame the guy for taking advantage of the system. That's what it's there for.

Guru
07-15-2010, 03:07 AM
That signage crap ticks me off to no end. They are repairing some roads in my city that don't even need it and putting those damn signs up bragging about it. Go fix the roads that actually NEED repaired and don't waste money on signage to brag about it OK. God forbid government has any fiscal responsibility.

headsnap
07-15-2010, 07:16 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_dr5QUAvrc7g/Snl8mO4qstI/AAAAAAAABAU/iDWEwaSCyzo/s320/StimulusRoadSign.jpg
http://www.cpb.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/obama_2_color.jpg

The Mad Crapper
07-15-2010, 06:32 PM
You gotta see this:

http://www.thepeoplescube.com/red/viewtopic.php?t=5676

ROFL

Guru
07-15-2010, 06:37 PM
You gotta see this:

http://www.thepeoplescube.com/red/viewtopic.php?t=5676

ROFL

nice

http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples_resource/image/thumb/2380

The Mad Crapper
07-16-2010, 06:57 AM
Fundamentally Transformed™

http://thepeoplescube.com/images/Obama_Coin_ExactChange_160.gif

Barack Hussein Obama!

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headsnap
07-16-2010, 07:09 AM
nice

http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples_resource/image/thumb/2380

this almost deserves to be in the Epic Fail thread....

I posted this on my Facebook and the first response I got was priceless. The singer from my band responded, and from knowing him he is serious here...

blaise
07-16-2010, 07:37 AM
this almost deserves to be in the Epic Fail thread....

I posted this on my Facebook and the first response I got was priceless. The singer from my band responded, and from knowing him he is serious here...

Wow, that Stephen has a fantastic sense of humor.

The Mad Crapper
07-16-2010, 08:24 AM
Wow, that Stephen has a fantastic sense of humor.

O-Bot.

:drool:

Guru
07-16-2010, 05:55 PM
nice

http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples_resource/image/thumb/2380

Ticks me off when good links go bad.

The Mad Crapper
07-19-2010, 05:58 PM
http://www.moonbattery.com/chairman-maobama.jpg