SPENDING $133,000,000 (PLUS INTEREST) TO SAVE $280,000 A YEAR. The federal government is spending $133,000,000 to make a government office building in Portland, Oregon “green” by planting 18 stories of shade trees. American Spectator pointed out that it will take 475 years for taxpayers to break even ($133,000,000 divided by $280,000). However, Tea Party Economist points out that this assumes an interest rate of zero for 475 years! “The idea is that the cost savings are in the energy efficiency,” says Caren Auchman, a G.S.A. Spokeswoman. teapartyeconomist.com, 4-11-12.
Can you believe this. We want the government to STOP SPENDING AND WHAT DOES IT DO *******SPEND MORE OF OUR TAX MONEY