Like Biden said,there are bound to be some mistakes with spending and projected figures coming from the White House with such a large project as the Stimulus bill. In any case, Florida has allotted some of their Stimulus money,3.4 million, to go for a 13 ft. "Turtle Tunnel" near Tallahassee,Fla.
A lot of these turtles are quite large. They get hit by a car, and they turn into flying objects.
What has brought about this transparency on spending? Senator Tom Coburn(R) Oklahoma is about to present a report called "A second Opinion of the Stimulus". This report was previewed by Obama staff this past Monday, and aides have already replied that many of these projects have been stopped...but not the Turtle Tunnel.
No one in his right mind wants to drive over a turtle,not even a republican. The sensation that reverberates through your tires is chilling. Turtles are beloved creatures,and certainly some have become dangerous flying objects. Yet, there are even graver objects sometimes sitting in the middle of highways such as washing machines that never made it to the junk yard etc.,
The Coburn report focuses on many more things such as the 8,000 social security checks mailed to dead American citizens.
There have always been lists that publicize Congress' wasteful spending as Americans would shake their heads in disbelief. Yet this time around,more Americans will be paying close attention to harmful and wasteful government spending as the country tries to crawl its way out of this nasty recession.