That would only lead to indignant letters and phone calls from outraged constituents who for some reason just don't appreciate the necessity of all the pork barrels, boondoggles
, and other wacky capers that make a job in the upper echelons of the federal government more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
Of the money that Peru did invest, most went into middle-class housing, highways, or boondoggles
like the giant Majes irrigation scheme.
United Teachers of Los Angeles has been pointing out bureaucratic boondoggles
in the Los Angeles Unified School District for years.
A: I'll put it in mathematical terms: As the program expands arithmetically, the number of boondoggles
will increase geometrically.
Here, as with his support of the boondoggles
, Wright is out of touch with the more thoughtful elements of his party.
Governmental red tape and boondoggles
have delayed the local home'sconstruction for more than 10 years and this MOU between the two majorfactions is a move in the right direction,'' said Craft.
Spending billions on light-rail boondoggles
or forcing employers and employees to participate in ride-sharing programs doesn't address the changing needs of workers.
No more stadiums, Belmonts and other exalted boondoggles
that have little to do with basic populace services.
His pride governs his actions, and his pride demands that the worst of many LAUSD boondoggles
be redeemed on his watch.
We also pay - and will continue to pay for many years to come - for the downtown renovation, the face lift for Los Angeles City Hall, the Belmont fiasco, the subway system that has only two stops in the Valley and many other boondoggles
that, even if they were successful, would not benefit the Valley residents at all.
And so for a generation, the city's neighborhoods have been bled dry, shelling out massive tax outlays to pay the salaries of the highest-paid public officials in the country and underwriting some of the most expensive boondoggles
And they stress that contractors have done little to improve government efficiency and service, noting such boondoggles
as the recent loss of thousands of tax returns and payments by a Pittsburgh bank that was under contract to the Internal Revenue Service.