As to your copy and paste list of stimulus projects I did a little research on them just starting at the top of the list. If you read this you may find that there is more to the story than a list of bullet points.
• $300,000 for a GPS-equipped helicopter to hunt for radioactive rabbit droppings at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington state.
Radioactive Rabbit Droppings Help Spur Nuclear Cleanup
• $30 million for a spring training baseball complex for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.The goal was to pinpoint soils contaminated with harmful radioactive materials that had been spread far a field within the complex by animals and the wind.
The tainted soils are to be removed in an effort to stop the waste from leaching into the local water supply, where it could cause cancer in humans.
Stimulus money will help build E. Valley baseball complex
• $11 million for Microsoft to build a bridge connecting its two headquarter campuses in Redmond, Wash., which are separated by a highway.The tribe applied for the $30 million through a $1 billion stimulus-bond program that is part of the federal recovery plan.
"It's not free money," said Anthony Farese, the community's treasurer. "It isn't a grant."
Critics slam Microsoft bridge as waste of stimulus money - CNN
• $430,000 to repair a bridge in Iowa County, Wis., that carries 10 or fewer cars per day."It's going create just under 400 jobs for 18 months constructing the bridge," says Redmond Mayor John Marchione. "It's also connecting our technical sector with our retail and commercial sectors so people can cross the freeway to shop and help traffic flow."
Rural bridges targeted - JSOnline
• $800,000 for the John Murtha Airport in Johnstown, Pa., serving about 20 passengers per day, to build a backup runway.The cash flowed to the chosen projects based largely on timing.
The 37 bridges that got funding have met all the requirements needed to start the flow of cash from federal coffers.
More than 1,200 other bridges deemed deficient have not met those funding requirements. And the goal of the program is to create construction jobs quickly.
John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport: About the Airport/History
• $219,000 for Syracuse University to study the sex lives of freshmen women.A study by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aviation calculated the annual economic benefits to the region, stemming from the airport, and result in over 1200 jobs, an annual payroll of $23 million and an annual economic output over $217 million.
PolitiFact | McConnell claims stimulus includes $219,000 to study the sex lives of female college freshmen
• $2.3 million for the U.S. Forest Service to rear large numbers of arthropods, including the Asian longhorned beetle, the nun moth and the woolly adelgid.The two-year survey will track health-related behaviors such as tobacco use, alcohol use, exercise and physical activity, sleep and sexual behavior as well as psychosomatic and mental health symptoms. The findings will be used "to inform parents, educators, medical and public health professionals, and to guide the development of more effective health promotion and disease prevention programs."
Also - many of the items that are in the list you pasted are not even in the stimulus, as indicated here. Though you may discount the source.That U.S. Forest Service facility in Ansonia might not seem too economically stimulating, but it does have an important job in studying invasive pests that can kill millions of trees if they aren't stopped.
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