As the jostling continues over a stimulus package containing upwards of $850 billion in federal spending, it’s hard to find a trade group without a strong opinion about where the money should go.Well, where else* would you expect to see sharks?
The latest pitch comes from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, touting the “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects at the nation’s zoos and aquariums that should be eligible for stimulus funding, they argue. The organization has even adopted President-elect Barack Obama’s rhetoric twinning short-term jobs with long-term environmental concerns.
* - the ocean. The environmentalist lobby is in overdrive grabbing for "green investment" dollars.