... with your tax dollars ...
... that you might have otherwise spent on food ...
... a commodity that the agriculture department was once focused on ...
... instead of playground equipment.
For the love of God:
Boucher Announces Federal Funding to Enhance Spencer-Penn CentreI'm sure he is pleased. As are the kiddies over in Spencer who will be enjoying the slides and swing sets that the United States Department of Agriculture has donated for their use.
$13,750 Grant Will Be Used to Purchase Playground Equipment
By Bill Wyatt, The Martinsville Daily
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Rick Boucher announced today that, at his urging, the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Rural Development Agency is providing a federal grant in the amount of $13,750 for the purchase of playground equipment for the historic Spencer - Penn Centre in Spencer, Virginia [west of Martinsville].
"I am pleased that this measure of federal funding has been provided to further expand the activity offerings at Spencer-Penn Centre," Boucher concluded. (link)
As for you poor wretches who paid for them and are wondering where your next meal is coming from, check with the United States Department of Agriculture. Folks there seem to have more money than they know what to do with.