August 3rd, 2010
02:26 PM ET
10 years ago

GOP slams stimulus plan with list of 100 worst projects

Washington (CNN) - Monkeys on cocaine. New windows for a closed visitor's center. Modern dance as a tool for software development.

A report released Tuesday by conservative Sens. Tom Coburn and John McCain cited these and 97 other projects as leading examples of misguided or wasteful spending under the Obama administration's $862 billion economic stimulus bill.

Titled "Summertime Blues," the report is the third by the two senators targeting projects that they say fail to meet the job-creation goal of spending under the Recovery Act of 2009.

The report highlights the extraordinary "waste and mismanagement" of taxpayer dollars, said McCain, R-Arizona. The stimulus plan "was supposed to create jobs. It does not."

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Filed under: issues • John McCain • stimulus plan • Tom Coburn
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Duck Fallas

    Right! That money should be spent on a giant fence to keep out 12 million Mexicans that are already here.

    August 3, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  2. Robert

    What a hypocrites. Where were these people when Bush was waisting all the money? Just amazing how republicans are such loser that the only way the can earn votes is misleading a bunch of people who believe what they say.

    August 3, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  3. buckwheat

    At least i gots my food stamps!

    August 3, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
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