That’s the total amount (thus far) spent on 100 interesting projects funded by the recent government stimulus bill. It includes such gems as $2.2 million spent to build water pipelines to a golf course in San Francisco and $350 million to build a map of America showing where broadband internet is and isn’t available. Or $219,000 for a “Study on ‘Hookup’ Behavior of Female College Coeds.”
No really, that last one didn’t come from some college humor website or even Facebook - it’s real (number 33). The Stimulus Checkup is Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Senator John McCain’s (R-AZ) look at what’s costing America so much money. I vote we fire some people.
For a real-time view of how bad it is, visit www.usdebtclock.org.