Thursday, February 5, 2009

Austin, TX asks for $886,000 of the Stimulus Package for a Frisbee Golf Course

In the $920 billion stimulus package, there is $149 billion in items listed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors seeking stimulus money. The 18,750 individual projects were supposed to be "shovel ready" and create jobs around the country. Most of these projects are for roads and infrastructure repair; however, some cities have decided to dip their bread in the government gravy while it is still hot and flowing.

Austin is asking for $886,000 build a frisbee golf course. With roads with potholes and the infrastructure in a state of disrepair, Austin has the nerve to ask for a frisbee golf course. I guess I can always play frisbee golf until I find a job. Can someone tell me how this will improve the roads, the infrastructure or anything else for that matter? It will employ people to build it and people will have to pay fees to play. Ok. How much will the city get back in revenue from this project?

This is just another open hand to get some government money. Here's the link to the story.

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