Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Tax money down the toilet (video)

$2 Million Bathroom | RealClearPolitics - John Stossel:

July 26, 2017 - "Did you see the $2 million dollar bathroom? That's what New York City government spent to build a 'comfort station' in a park. I went to look at it.... It's just a little building with four toilets and four sinks....

"New York City's bureaucrats are unapologetic about their $2 million toilet. The Parks Department even put out a statement saying, 'Our current estimate to build a new comfort station with minimal site work is $3 million'.... Yet not far away, Bryant Park has a bathroom that gets much more use. That bathroom cost just $300,000.

"Why the difference? Bryant Park is privately managed.... Since government spends other people's money, they don't care that much about cost and they certainly don't care much about speed....[I]magine what we could save if government turned construction of government housing, airports and roads over to the private sector."

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