Return of Obama Porkulus … $205,075 to ‘Translocate’ a Bush from Path in San Francisco of of Stimulus Project
Just when you thought you had heard the last of Obama failed $787 billion stimulus … we have return of Porkulus. Can you imagine, $205,075 to translocate one single bush in San Francisco. I guess the Democrats would say, it’s all Bush’s fault.
The government spent at least $205,075 in 2010 to “translocate” a single bush in San Francisco that stood in the path of a $1.045-billion highway-renovation project that was partially funded by the economic stimulus legislation President Barack Obama signed in 2009.
“In October 2009, an ecologist identified a plant growing in a concrete-bound median strip along Doyle Drive in the Presidio as Arctostaphylos franciscana,” the U.S. Department of Interior reported in the Aug. 10, 2010 edition of the Federal Register. “The plant’s location was directly in the footprint of a roadway improvement project designed to upgrade the seismic and structural integrity of the south access to the Golden Gate Bridge.