YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME
Seems that Greenwich, Connecticut wants its part of a $700 billion "economic stimulus package." (H/T The Cunning Realist). Greenwich, for those of you not in the know, is one of the wealthiest communities in the United States, with a per capita income of nearly $75,000. As of 2000, it was, in fact, the richest town of more than 50,000 people in the country.
Included in its proposal for its piece of the $700 billion is a "list of $38.4 million in 'shovel-ready' projects that officials said includes everything from road repaving and drainage improvements to bridge repairs and the construction of a new town animal shelter."
Shovel, huh? You ain't kidding.