17. Feed The Rich
The 1% are so vilified in the news today, shouldn't the government throw a little something their way to ease the pain? No, I'm not talking about the $700 billion in bank bailouts. Instead, I'm referring to the $1.9 million earmarked for water taxis to take the wealthy to their summer playground on Pleasure Beach, CT (above.) Currently, this project has been held up due to the temerity of endangered birds nesting at the dock sites. Hopefully, that problem will be cleared up soon and the rich can have their otherwise-too-expensive water taxis.