If you’ve traveled over the past year or so, you’ve probably come across one of these signs that says something about stimulus money being used to fund road projects across the United States.
These signs are mandatory for each road project that is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and they reportedly cost anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 each. I don’t believe the low or high numbers, so something in between makes sense.
What doesn’t make sense is the need for a sign. What doesn’t make sense is that we’ve spent $192,000,000 in the form of signs and promotional budgets to tell the taxpayers that we’re spending stimulus money this way or that way.
We can see the road is being torn up and repaired. We can see money is being spent on the road. We can see our dollars at work.
Maybe the sign should say “We’re Broke, But We’re Arrogant and Don’t Care How We Spend Your Money.”
We’re firing teachers and firemen and police and we’re putting up signs.
Just fix the damned road.