Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sen. Coburn Releases Stimulus Oversight Report

From U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK):

Dr. Coburn Releases Stimulus Oversight Report
Report Highlights 100 Examples of Stimulus Waste

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D., today released an oversight report 100 Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion that discloses 100 of the worst examples of waste in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or stimulus bill. The projects included in the report – worth $5.5 billion – range from Maine to California, and even two from the state of Oklahoma. Click here to read the entire report.

"The American people have a right to know how their stimulus dollars are being spent. In too many cases stimulus projects are wasting money we don’t have on things we don’t need," Dr. Coburn said.

"Rather than growing our economy, the overall impact of stimulus spending may prove to be harmful to our economy. For example, Washington’s efforts to 'stimulate' the economy are increasing utility costs,
repairing bridges nobody uses, building tunnels for turtles, and renovating extravagant train stations in remote areas while widely-used bridges and roads in poor shape are passed over," Dr. Coburn said.
Click here for the rest of the report.