Obama's Economic Package: Snow Stimulus?

Snow making machine on a ski slope.The rumored $1 trillion stimulus package that is due in January 2008 is already filling with some interesting projects.  While the stated intent of the stimulus package is to create jobs and encourage economic growth by funding hundreds of infrastructure projects throughout the country, some officials have gotten creative, even requesting millions of dollars to make snow – in Minnesota, of all places:

[The package] includes a number of road and highway projects in his district, including $5 million to paint Duluth’s iconic Aerial Lift Bridge. Also tucked in are $2 million for a lake-walk extension at Beacon Point and $6 million for snowmaking and maintenance facilities at Spirit Mountain.


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