Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Okay well guess how much -- federal government just spent for a study on the correct use of condoms and since this was stimulus money no joke.
Guess how many -- were created.
We'll let the weekly standard Steve -- tell you he's here -- tell you the -- of giving out the numbers of about.
How much money we spent on the study and the number -- reported to the government and then by the government was.
For no job no job no jobs and how -- we ended -- to study it for.
Dollars if I'm not mistaken.
That's a lot of money to spend on the correct use of content who.
Came up with this who -- -- we don't know I mean it's it's very using my colleague Daniel -- -- the weekly standard is the one who who dug this up and and we've been doing some follow up reporting and we haven't gotten.
Answers to those kinds of questions yet but.
It was in the stimulus it created no jobs the money was spent.
And we don't have much -- -- -- this.
So imagine your home right now tonight you're on Medicare.
You are are getting chemotherapy but he find out that the place forgetting committee chemotherapy is gonna take -- -- Medicare so you're -- one -- worry next.
Chemotherapy treatment you've got all the politicians out of town who create -- sequester problem and created this problem.
And -- sitting there watching worried about their own lives and they find -- we spent 423000.
Dollars on -- study and created no jobs on the stimulus money.
Well and and yeah I mean this this is sort of the most absurd example you could possibly come up with with -- in terms of government waste.
There was a lot of it.
In the stimulus remember the stimulus was nearly a trillion dollars the president later joked that we didn't have as many shovel ready jobs as we thought we -- -- -- you can go out you can go and look at them go to Google stimulus and waste you can read for.
-- -- About wasteful stimulus projects I wrote about one a couple years ago still couple 100000 dollars that went to state university of new York and buffalo.
To a professor who was studying the effects of smoking pot and drinking malt liquor at the same time as opposed to just smoking pot or just.
Drinking malt liquor and you know the the conclusion was after -- regression analyses and all sorts of serious study was that.
You more intoxicated if you do both the -- but this is a serious studied this a stimulus money and the outrage was when you go back to you look at the stimulus.
Some -- the the projects that were funded.
Recent -- -- were funded with stimulus money.
Our products that have been rejected in previous rounds but the government was so we eager to get this money out of -- out the door.
That they were willing to fund anything anybody who had a project they could get tickets to a four year project to make it a two year project so that it met the criteria of the stimulus and then you had your money.
Yeah I -- like some degree but these are unusual study sometimes but you do what private money exactly who don't take that taxpayer money and -- and pretend like we're creating jobs.
When we're when we're hurting so many Americans -- to me.
In this way it's just so appalling and obviously this cancer story really got to be tonight because -- the start -- -- is -- Medicare patients.
And I had because I think it's just nasty that.
That when it's such a simple solution -- -- gone but that but he's unbelievable.
No shelter -- that -- so many of these.
-- well I mean it -- and just you think about that the way that the money cycles through the government when you do this with public money as opposed to it to private money.
You have to have this bureaucracy that administers these -- attracts them that distributes them I mean.
That all cost money to help.
You have to employ people to do these doesn't advise you that I can pull out but yet all of shared sheriff Joseph Biden I remember being on a conference call -- listening in on a conference call when he said you know we will not.
Waste any money with the stimulus I got the president acknowledging that.
If the money wasn't wasted at least it wasn't spent quite as effectively as it might it -- and -- by the administration's own standards -- if we judge them by what they told us the stimulus would do the stimulus didn't.
Work -- how much -- who won the politician to say I'm sorry we let you know but instead -- some kind of look at what I have lots of that is different anyway.
Steve -- thanks for that.
Filter by section