"New York's pampered pooches get a $5 million park and dog run thanks to Uncle Sam"
An absolutely swell example of the difference between government-in-theory and government-in-practice. Please cite this the next time a dopey Liberal says, "We should spend more on infrastructure--it's a no brainer!"
TriBeCa, one of Manhattan’s most affluent neighborhoods put a federal windfall worth millions into play this past summer.
Local brass decided to spend the $5 million earmarked in 2005 not on subways or bridges but to bankroll a dog run and install an immaculate landscaping along a waterfront parkEven if this is a good use of money--reasonable people might disagree--and even if government tax dollars should be spent on it--much harder to agree to, but possible, I suppose--why should federal tax money be spent on it? Where is the externality or public good or anything else that suggests this is a federal--as opposed to a state, city, or, better, neighborhood--issue?