Ohio Spends $1 Million Of Stimulus Money To Tell You It's Spending Stimulus Money

At least Ohio isn’t sitting on its stimulus funds. State senator Tim Grendell is raising a stink that the state is spending $1 million of stimulus money simply advertising the fact that it’s spending funds on road projects, CNN reports:

Some road projects have two signs, and some don’t have any at all, but the signs aren’t cheap.

The bigger signs can cost as much as $3,000 each, according to Grendell, who says this is just a big “thank you” to the Obama Administration.

He told CNN, “Send a fruit basket if you want to say ‘thank you.’ Don’t waste a million dollars saying ‘thank’ you to Washington for giving us back our tax money.”

The Ohio sign industry must appreciate the gesture.

Signs of waste? $1 million used to tout stimulus funds at work in Ohio [CNN]
(Thanks, Colette!)