Friday, November 21, 2008

$300,000 Toilet For The Homeless

$300,000 is the cost for one of these high speed Porta-Potties and Atlanta has just finished putting five of them in place. Let's see now. 5 X $300,000 = $1.5 million.
I found a video of these outhouses for the urban outdoorsman, but it doesn't do it justice. In addition to the actual toilet, there is also classical music piped in, heating and cooling, automatic water faucets for the sink and several more must have amenities that every sidewalk john needs.

Mayor Shirley Franklin is one of the mayors who is facing a budget shortfall, partly due to the downturn in the economy overall, but mostly due to some very creative bookkeeping, not by her administration, but by previous mayors who has gone to Washington with tin cup in hand asking for some of that federal money. She has cut policemen, firefighters, and ordered across the board cuts in all departments.

Well, maybe some of those laid off workers can find a home in one of these upscale bathrooms.

Folks, I don't know about you, but my entire house isn't appraised for that much. Not even close.

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