Aren't you glad to see a bit of your tax money go to build ramps to give ducks
easier access to the reflecting pool in D.C.?
No indication how much it cost us, but any government that would do that would
be careless elsewhere as well. The ramps we paid for are so slick that young ducks
cannot use them, and there is a rumor that older ducks can fly and don't need
Cheer up Harold- these things look like they cost about ten dollars each.
For you or me, maybe. Don't forget, this is the same government that gave us
$75 hammers and $500 toilet seats. (Numbers from memory and probably not exact.)
Ever see the paperwork involved in dealing with the feds? I have. That paperwork
alone probably at least doubles the cost of most everything they buy. In fact,
your own link says, "Nancy Skinkle, a director in AOC's Planning and Project Management Division (PPM), and Ted Bechtol, Superintendent of Capitol Grounds, worked with Anne Lewis, President of City Wildlife, to understand the needs of ducklings, provide design guidelines and research options available to address the problem."
At least two of our hired hands spent time on our dime working on this. That costs, probably a lot more than the actual ramps once designed.
It's certainly cheaper then fishing dead ducklings out of the pool.
And how many dead ducklings did they have to fish out? Even your link doesn't say,
it just says that "Some ducklings have trouble climbing out of the pool or returning to it once out of the water." Big difference between having trouble
(which is a normal part of life for any wild critter) and dying.
And did you even read the article I linked? The ramps don't work, they are too
slick for the little critters.
Or maybe we could have Representative Mark Walker (R NC) assigned to
cover that task on his lunch breaks?
If it bothers you, I'll be glad to pay your share of the costs.
Did you read my post? I said that any government willing to waste money in that
manner undoubtedly wastes it everywhere else as well. This is only one example
of government waste.