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As worries mount over record deficits, more details come to light about how the $787 billion stimulus plan wastes your tax dollars. Big Government points us to the "Top 10 Most Ridiculous Uses of Stimulus Funds." Some examples of "Putting Americans to work doing the work that America needs done" ... or something:
A $427,824 research grant to design better video games for senior citizens based on their unique “game-play needs”.
$9.3 million (!) to fund the design and development of a "coordinated colony of robotic bees"!
A $712,883 research grant to develop "machine-generated humor." Project will design artificially intelligent “comedic performance agents”, and will “deploy them both on and off-line for the enjoyment and illumination of everyday citizens”.
I'm not laughing.