Government Actually Puts Money Into Toilets

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Jul 28, 2009 12:51 PM
Spending trillions on developments that probably won't -- but might -- have a marginal benefit to the economy isn't something particularly palatable, but at least comprehensible (i.e. a new road may be unnecessary and wasteful, but could theoretically promote more commerce, or tourism). But a development that only benefits antsy campers in the middle of the New Mexican desert? Americans for Tax Reform points out that the government has undertaken a national toilet renovation campaign, to include everything from " humble sylvan outhouses to 'historic" restrooms,'" including 2.8 billion for toilets in national forests. The only plausible results I can foresee are entirely unrelated to the economy: selective bladder relief and angry taxpayers.