Showing 2 ideas for tag "boondoggle"

Legislative Branch

Eliminate earmark boondoggles

One recent and fairly egregious example is the NOAA Environmental Security Data Center in Fairmont West Virginia. It was built with earmark money resulting from a backroom deal with the recently disgraced Congressman Mollohan. The building is enormously expensive and largely un-necessary, and will sit 80% empty with no clients for years. It is the creme de la creme of boondoggles. Shut it down.



Department of Energy

Cancel Amelia Island Leadership Conference

Each year in October a private company sponsors a "Leadership Conference" at Amelia Island. At the swanky resort. It is for the Environmental Management program at DOE.

It costs the Environmental Management office a ton of money to send representatives to it. It is pretty much a boon-doggle. And the private company makes a good bunch of change from hosting it.

I suggest that the conference be canceled. Or at least... more »