Monday, December 29, 2008

YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME

Apparently, it's not just New York State (or California) that's seeking bail-out money.

No, no.

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.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Agi said...

we're so fucked

8:44 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

But for some reason no one wants to face this obvious fact.

9:11 PM  
Blogger DED said...

It's not just Greenwich. All of the towns in my state (or at least Fairfield County) are jockeying for a piece of the pie. I think part of it comes from the fact that our governor has been sounding the alarm about a massive budget shortfall. So, these towns and cities are looking for other sources and the Fed gov't looks ripe for the plundering.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Oh, I don't blame any individual, company, or municipality for lining up at the trough.

I blame the Feds for picking our pockets and offering our swag without asking.

6:19 PM  

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