Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Stimulus money for ants

On Facebook, my congressman, John Kline, wrote the following:
Arizona State University received a grant from the National Science Foundation totaling $500,000 in Stimulus funds to study "the genetic differences between queen and worker ants." ASU notes that the ant study will preserve two jobs for "this fiscal quarter." Meaning, the stimulus is spending $250 per job saved per...quarter year. By that math, the stimulus will need to spend $1 million to save a single job for a full year.
This is the same government that promises to spend your health care dollars more efficiently.

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