Barrow left taxpayers on the hook for $950k study on genetic makeup of ants | September 6th, 2012

John Barrow is out with a new ad today trying to fool voters about his spending record. Since Barrow likes to talk about lobsters, let’s take a look at the facts on what John Barrow’s failed stimulus spending plan did for these animals.

The best of John Barrow’s Stimulus….

John Barrow Voted To Spend $950,000 To Study The Genetic Makeup Of Ants.  (“Senate GOP Point Out ‘Pure Waste’ Found In Stimulus Package,” The Hill, 12/8/09)

    • John Barrow Voted To Spend Funds to Build “Bat-Friendly Cupolas And Desert Tortoise Fencing…” “By the administration’s calculations, recovery act money created or saved almost 400 jobs in the county while providing money for projects ranging from bat-friendly cupolas and desert tortoise fencing …” (Mark Duncan, “Stimulus Report Card: Where Did All The Mohave County Money Go?” Kingman Daily Miner  1/23/12)
    • ·         John Barrow Voted To Spend $16.1 Million To Save The San Francisco Bay Area Habitat Of The Endangered Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse. (S.A. Miller, “GOP Slams Stimulus Mouse Money,” The Washington Times, 7/9/09)
    • John Barrow Voted To Spend $210,000 To Study The Learning Patterns Of Honeybees. (“Senate GOP Point Out ‘Pure Waste’ Found In Stimulus Package,” The Hill, 12/8/09)

Please consider the following comment from the NRCC as you cover Barrow’s new ad:

NRCC COMMENT: “John Barrow’s idea of protecting taxpayers is spending $950,000 to study the genetic makeup of ants. Georgia families know that in order to get rid of wasteful spending they need to get rid of John Barrow.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Andrea Bozek

John Barrow for Congress

 

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