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No shortage of proposals
Ideas to use $825b range from zoo exhibits to porn
By Robert Gavin, Globe Staff | January 20, 2009

Long before House Democrats unveiled an $825 billion economic stimulus bill last week, states, communities, and special interests from coast to coast lined up to show that they can spend that money fast - on everything from beaches to polar bears.

Amid proposals for roads, bridges, sewers, and water treatment plants, are scores of plans for unconventional projects. The city of Dayton, Ohio, wants $1.5 million to fight prostitution. Austin, Texas, wants to construct a 36-hole course for Frisbee throwers at a cost of nearly $900,000. In Ventura, Calif., officials want to stimulate the economy with $6 million in improvements to Surfers Point beach.

The picture is my creation but the article is real!
Heres a link to the full article: http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2009/01/20/no_shortage_of_p...
He's off to a good start!


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Sheila and I I (almost entirely Sheila) are working on a related social network at www.shovel-ready.info. It may go nowhere, or it may go everywhere.

I got this from the DGR board and it may not get its funding from the plan in the end.

It will probably still be going in as I thinking it has been on the works for a while and maybe they were just trying to get offf easy, Austin likes DG
I was right! First time I saw Obama I figured him to be a pro Innova.
Surfer's point wants 1Mil for a fountain! It's not even a nice fountain.

Oh and I don't think Obama would be too aggressive and would probably use a Sonic on upshots! Just think of the thought process that goes into throwing a 100ft Sonic shot and how those skills could help a President!
I was reading today on CNN that Anything considered a civic service or anything geared toward the improvement of the economy specifically aquariums, zoos, museums would get like 6 to 9 billion dollars from the stimulus package.
nice photo manipulation!.... that would be sweet a course on the mall!
yeah the course could be built and installed for much less than $886,000. But isn't land expensive in Austin. On top of that, being government funded, it'll more than likely be a state or city park, so pay-to-play is more than likely as well. Which means, club house(staff shack), maintenance shop(shed for mower) and other little necessities that go along with creating and running a park (toilets for example, probably the automatic flushing ones that are also part of the stimulus plan for some city elswhere).

Mark Stephens said:
$900K? That seems a little extreme for 36 holes...

Would it be nice? Sure (it better be for that much).

I am all for more courses, however I would rather see my tax money not wasted in such a fashion. A course could be built for much, much less and we all know that.
It sounds like Obama is bringing in "Chains we can believe in."
Ok, I'll stop. Nice photo.
My grandparents say this is scary, because it's getting back to depression era mentality.
That's cool to see a proposal by Austin, TX to get a 36 hole course in!. That's crazy that they estimate 900,000 for the project. I'm sure with 900,000 it'll be the upcoming place for the USDGC.
Even for Disc Golf, 900,000$ seems like a waste of taxpayer money, no matter the quality of the course.
Need to figure out how much for a permanent club house or building with restrooms , Deli and Carts !!!!

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