Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sno-Cone Machines Fight Terrorism

Not really. But the West Michigan Shoreline Development Regional Commission (WMSDRC) would like you to believe that they do.

Recently filed documents reveal the WMSDRC bought thirteen of the concession machines with a grant from the Michigan Homeland Security Program. The total cost was $11,700, but sadly that is just a drop compared to the millions of dollars that are misappropriated nationwide each year. Here are some other notable examples:
  • A Chevy Monte Carlo for Los Angeles County officials. ($20,000)
  • A Ford Expedition for Garfield County, Washington (pop. 2,060). ($28,000)
  • Retirement money for a civil servant in Kentucky. ($10,000)
  • Two Camaros for some lucky Texas politicos. ($62,000)
So tell me, does any of this actually make you feel more secure, or just taken advantage of...?

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