And some Democrats too, but then again Dems don’t scream and yell at government spending, whereas GOP’ers do.
Sunday was the dedication ceremony of the “Heroes Memorial,” a set of plaques affixed to a wall, built at a park in Orange County’s unincorporated Midway City. The memorial is the proud brainchild of OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen, who funded it using part of the $2 million in taxpayers’ money allocated to her district.
The memorial consists of three walls, each about 10 feet long and around 5 feet tall. The whole thing is budgeted for $350,000.
Shown in the picture above, joining Republican Janet Nguyen (center) is Republican Westminster Mayor Margie Rice, Republican Assemblyman Van Tran, and (skipping over the Democrat with the mustache) Republican Garden Grove City Councilmember Dina Nguyen.
According to Song Thuan, the president of the group contracted to design and build this memorial (and who previously had no idea what they were getting into), they are coming in under budget, having spent only $340,000.
Which means that at $11,000, you get less than 1 foot of the wall (shorter than the paper your typical apartment lease is printed on). Apparently in some people’s mind that counts as saving.