The Department of Transportation did require the signs on stimulus projects ... at least until Rep. Darrell Issa and PJM pointed it out.
Rep. Darrell Issa discusses the IG's report on the "Recovery Act" signs, which Issa claims are "overtly political ... if not illegal."
An MSM outlet picks up on the story of stimulus waste and misallocation after it appears on the House floor.
Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill) dubs Obama's roadside signs "the height of narcissism." Though one suspects that with the current administration, that's the one area where there's seemingly endless — if unsustainable — growth still possible.
Is the government illegally requiring states to spend up to $10,000 for each road sign advertising stimulus projects? Why do private firms claim a sign should cost significantly less?
After a day of blogospherical derision, PayPal relented and agreed that Atlas Shrugs is not a "hate site."
The "precautionary principle" sounds reasonable on first glance. The effect of adopting it, however, is paralysis.
Prescribed fires are necessary to preserve a prairie ecosystem, but the smoke causes regulatory problems for cities downwind. It's the EPA versus nature.
So what is the VAT anyway? Will it really resolve the deficit?
How environmentalists stopped a new power plant — losing jobs and hurting the local population — without improving the environment.