Is flushing a toilet too much to ask of our fellow citizens? Looks like someone in Sumter, South Carolina thinks so.
The town of Sumter is asking the federal government for more than $33,000 for automatic flushing toilets, according to the 2009 Main Street Economic Recovery Report.
What a load of waste!
From the beagle to the poodle to the golden retriever, dogs are truly manís best friend.
But with thousands of people losing their jobs, global warming wrecking havoc and a million other problems, should our four-legged friends get their very own park before other massive problems are fixed?
In Chula Vista, California, they might say yes. The city asked the federal government for $500K to build a dog park, according to the 2009 Main Street Economic Recovery Report.
Brockton, Massachusetts is trying to skate a multi-million dollar plan right through the federal government.
The town has asked for not one but two skateboard parks at a total cost of $2.2 million, according to the 2009 Main Street Economic Recovery Report.
Maui, Hawaii is a year-round vacation destination for thousands due to its warm and sunny weather.
So why is the city asking for $6 million to heat county swimming pools?
Austin, Texas - the city where thousands of car bumpers showcase the 'Keep Austin Weird' sticker - lives up to its slogan.
The city has asked the federal government for more than $850K to build a disc golf course, according to the 2009 Main Street Economic Recovery Report. Disc golf (also called frisbee golf) is a game in which individual players throw a frisbee into a basket or at a target.
Getting water to citizens seems like a valid use of taxpayer money. But when itís getting water to them in the form of a water park - that might not be quite so valid.
Thatís exactly what Pine Bluff, Arkansas is doing. They've asked the federal government for $1.4 million to build a childrenís water park, according to the 2009 Main Street Economic Recovery Report
The titans of the porn industry are taking the ultimate money shot.
Joe Francis, creator of the "Girl's Gone Wild" video series, and Larry Flynt, founder of Hustler, want a $5 billion bailout from the government, TMZ reported earlier this month.