Thursday, February 5, 2009

City of Austin and Its 36 Hole Disc Golf Course

I downloaded the report, The United States Conference of Mayors' Main Street Economic Recovery report, from the USMAYORS.ORG website and found the listing for Austin and its disc golf course.

Water Raul Alvarez Disc Golf Course: This project will develop a 36‐hole disc golf course that will be environmentally and financially sustainable. Funding required: $886,000 and Number of jobs created: 4. Austin is asking for $886,000 to build this course and only creating 4 new jobs out of it.

Here are some more projects.
Shreveport, La.
Project: Purchase of eight police-equipped Harley-Davidson motorcycles
Funding Required: $150,000
Number of Jobs Created: 1

Chula Vista, Calif.
Project: Construction of a dog park
Funding Required: $500,000
Number of Jobs Created: 7

And the list of projects creating only a few jobs goes on and on and on. If you would like to look at the report for yourself to see what we as taxpayers are funding, you can click here to see the actual report. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

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