Remain unconvinced that our government has way too much money to spend? Thanks to Martin Buchanan for pointing me to this article in today’s Denver Post:
At least six applications from Colorado, including one from the governor’s office, will be submitted during the first round of the $7.2 billion federal broadband funding program.
The state is asking for $3.8 million over two years. The money would be used to launch “an educational campaign on the merits of broadband and how it affects everyday activities,” said John Conley, executive director of the Statewide Internet Portal Authority, which is handling the bid on behalf of the governor’s office.
The campaign would create six full-time positions and include a “mobile vehicle” that could demonstrate the benefits of high-speed Internet access. At least 27 cities of varying sizes would be visited during the campaign’s first year, Conley said.
Say what? The Democrat-led Congress thinks that one of the leading problems for government bureaucrats to solve is the public’s lack of awareness that higher-speed Internet is a more convenient technology? Puh-lease.
More wasteful Porkulus funding — voted for by Michael Bennet, Ed Perlmutter, and Betsy Markey, and signed into law in our own backyard by Obama. And Bill Ritter is leeching on in an attempt to try to reel in some more greenbacks to grow our state bureaucracy.
What a joke — you can’t blame people for starting to stand up and complain.
Need something concrete to think about when focusing on the need for less government spending? You’ve got it now.