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Your Stimulus Money At Work: Meth For Rats, Basket Weaving, Malt Liquor and Marijuana Study
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Three Years Later, Some of the Stimulus’ Odder Projects: Basket Weaving, Polka Training, Rats on Meth
By Matt Cover February 17, 2012
(CNSNews.com) – Three years after the enactment of the $787-billion economic stimulus spending program, critics are still pointing out some of the stranger and apparently most wasteful programs funded by the program, which was intended to create millions of jobs and keep unemployment below 8 percent.
Some of those programs include $210,000 to study the learning patterns of honeybees; $898,138 to study clouds over Greenland; and $50,000 for a Chicago, Illinois theater that put on a play showcasing former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D).