George LeMieux Bashes Stimulus by Voicing Distaste for Garbage-Eating Robots

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U.S. Senate candidate George LeMieux has apparently run out of things to talk about, so he's bitching about critiquing trash cans.

He's upset about solar-powered trash compactors -- $6,000 "robotic trash cans," as he calls them -- some of which were purchased with federal stimulus cash by the Lynx bus system in the Orlando area.

"You and I wouldn't spend $6,000 on one trash can, but stimulus dollars are being used to buy hundreds of them," LeMieux posted on his website today.

Here's the genius segment from Fox Orlando, which includes LeMieux blaming trash cans on those "liberals in Washington," as well as Moe, Joe, and Mary Schmo saying they've never spent anywhere near $6,000 on a trash can!:

Lynx buys pricy trash cans:

There you have it -- instead of spending the money on whatever LeMieux wants for Lynx's money, they've decided to buy expensive garbage robots.

Well, except for the fact that LeMieux didn't explain that the trash cans are expected to save Lynx $250,000 per year, which would recuperate the investment after two years. After those two years, it's a quarter-million dollars off Lynx's operating costs.

Aside from the environmental benefits of the compactors, the costs associated with trash removal decrease since the garbage men don't have to roll by as often.

Philadelphia saved around $1 million after its first year of using the "$6,000" compactors -- which are reportedly $5,500 -- after buying $2.1 million worth of the units.

Forget saving money; how un-American is buying big, ritzy trash cans?

"We don't need robotic trash cans," LeMieux says. "We need dollars in the pockets of Floridians to spend on their families, invest in their businesses."

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I recently visited the downtown Lynx central station,  There wasn't any toilet paper in any of the stalls in the mens room.  Robotic trash cans are supposed to eliminate the need for frequent trash pick-up...that will eliminate the need for somebody's job...if you want to eliminate somebody's job Mr. Lynx about if we start with YOURS!

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Wayne's a donor -- gotta sympathize with the trash haulers.


What a wonderful way to spend tax dollars.  With these brilliant trash cans, city workers won't have to empty them for weeks, thus saving at least $20 per can per month.  They will earn back the $5,500 per can in only 23 years or so.  And just think that the glorious cans will keep a brand new bunch of hard working union city employees (@ $100,000 per guy) busy fixing them.  Way to go Barak, another home run!!!!!  I think that every registered Democrat should be required by law to buy one and keep them repaired at their own expense.  Just think of all the good that would do!!!!!!

And think of the environmental benefits.  The organic trash with have a chance to naturally compost and let that sublime fragrance waft through the neighborhood.  And the 'lil baby rats, mice and cockroaches will have a handy source of food from the putrifying goo that leaks out from the inevitable cracks.  What we need next are 'lil shelters for the vermin to raise their cute and helpless babies in before they creep into the nearby houses of those fortunate people who live next to one of these special cans.

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