chainsmoker wrote:One of the local radio stations was talking about the new stimulus package and all of the pork in it. Austin Texas wants $800,000 for a disc golf course. The two hosts on the show were laughing their butts off. I know all of the money doesn't go into just the 18 holes themselves but that's a lot of money.
DigIt wrote:What is the average cost of a 36 hole DG course?
Furthur wrote:Either get a lighter one, throw harder, or find a disc with more glide.
JHern wrote:This money will be spread around more than you guys think...parking lot construction, pro shop construction, buying materials and supplies from around town, as well as the regular park employees, etc..
In the final analysis, the truth is that we don't have all year to sit around and argue about what the most effective stimulus would be...the more important thing is that the stimulus happen now, immediately. The bill has many strings attached, but the most important string is that it be spent within a very short time frame. I think this is really necessary. We'll need more stimulus down the road as well, but its time to get things moving and shaking.
The only thing worse for stimulus than projects being tagged by opponents as marginally pork barrel-ish are the kinds of fat cat tax cuts that those same opponents propose as an alternative.
Anyways, I'll travel to Austin some time, in part because of this course. There's some more stimulus for "y'all." Now put that in your pipe and smoke it.
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