Critics have long maintained that much of the stimulus package in Congress was a thinly veiled opportunity for members to spend wildly on pet projects in their states without fear of debt ceilings or backlash. Montana appears almost eager to prove the critics right. Bozeman City, Montana spent a chunk of its stimulus money to install new tennis courts in a park. They did not even use local contractors but went out of state for the work.
Bozeman City bills itself as “the most livable place.” It is easy to see why. They are so stimulated.
The Bozeman City Commission authorized spending $49,140 of stimulus money on the tennis courts.
Sure, Obama said that he did not want any stimulus money going to swimming pools, but he never mentioned tennis courts, here.
I suggest the following video be sent to the good leaders of Bozeman and the entire Montana delegation:
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