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Your Stimulus Dollar$ at Work

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Here’s proof that sometimes there’s no escaping Washington, no matter how far off the beaten path one travels.

This was taken a couple of weeks ago on the Caribbean island of St. John, USVI.  To be specific, about 400 yards from where the ferry lands at Cruz Bay.

Not exactly ground zero for jump-starting the ailing U.S. economy, if you ask me. Then again, when the feds are handing out money faster than they can print it, even the tiniest of territories benefit.

Check out the sign on the right — “Putting America to Work”. For those of you not familiar with the other words on the sign: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is government-speak for the $787 billion stimulus package.

In this case, the money’s going for road-repair work. Heaven forbid an eco-tourist have a bumpy ride in paradise!


Written by Bill Whalen

December 15, 2009 at 10:45 pm

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