Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Government Blows $50 Million on Virgin Islands Beach

Where do the $trillions stolen from our future go? William La Jeunesse has tracked down $50 million to the Castle Nugent National Historic Park:

It's in the U.S. Virgin Islands, about a thousand miles from Miami and an expensive jet ride to get there.

Two weeks ago, on a near party line vote, a huge Democratic majority in the House agreed to spend $50 million to buy the former cotton plantation on the island of St. Croix.

The National Park Service hadn't even completed their study of the purchase before our Democrat rulers decided they just had to have it. Not even the high-living Dems can beat 3,000 acres of beachfront property as a vacation haven. Plus, it's far enough away that they won't have to worry about encountering any of their unwashed constituents, many of whom aren't smelling any better since being crowded into unemployment by the explosive expansion of Big Government.

Meanwhile, according to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT):
Currently the National Park Service has an estimated $9 billion in backlog maintenance on existing parks.

Future generations are going to have quite a job climbing out of the hole this extravagant spending is digging.

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