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No Funding for Bus Shelters? Let’s Build a Lookout Tower! In the Bus Stop.

The good people of Nyugotszenterzsébet, a tiny village in Hungary, needed a bus stop shelter. They did not need a lookout tower. But guess what is funded by central authorities… That’s right, lookout towers. So they built one in the bus stop.

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Image: 24.hu

It even has railings and all – a perfect lookout tower. And yet, schoolchildren now don’t have to wait like cattle in the rain for the bus. Despite centrally planned public money spending directives.

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But of course, you can also go up. Image: 444.hu

 

And with that someone found a way to make public spending work. Despite the central planning geniuses.

Another Hungarian village, Tyukod, focused on collecting public money, instead of getting a problem solved. Their approach yielded them 900 thousand euros, from which they have built 11, completely pointless lookout towers.

Thank you, public money collectors and spenders! As a taxpayer I cannot be more grateful that someone up there is taking my money and thinking hard for me. With some more ingenious thinking down here, we can even find a way around your best efforts and intentions.

Watch RTL’s report below:

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2 thoughts on “No Funding for Bus Shelters? Let’s Build a Lookout Tower! In the Bus Stop.

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