A Warning To The Ignorant

A Warning To The Ignorant

Monday, May 5, 2008

City Of Atlanta Purchases $300,000 Public Toilets Rather Thouse A Luxury House For The Homeless That Use The Toilet

But hey........at least they are not sending our money to Iraq!!!

Maybe the hundreds of workers that were recently laid off from the City of Atlanta can come down to pee once they get evicted.

article: Flush That! City Pays $1.5 Million For Five State Of The Art Toilets

ATLANTA -- Three hundred thousand dollars will buy you a house, a fleet of cars, or in the city of Atlanta's case, a public toilet.

The City purchased five public toilets at $300,000 apiece. That's $1.5 million dollars in total.

The facilities feature automatic doors, sinks and seats. They even play music while users take care of their business.

Some are questioning the spending at a time when the city is laying off hundreds of people.

"Every time you flush it, how much money is going down the drain?" questioned Atlanta resident Chuckie Langford.

"I'm surprised they're not gold," noted Barbara Payne from the Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation.

The state of the art toilets are found around the city including Woodruff Park, Piedmont Park and just behind Atlanta City Hall. Some are only open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

"What? So it's not even a 24/7 toilet?" asked Payne.

Not everyone was disappointed with the purchase. Joseph St. Jean just opened a trolley tour line for visitors. He thought the money was well spent.

"It sounds a little pricey, but I also think the City is working on its image to promote people coming to the City," he told Channel 2's Lori Geary.

The toilet company owner reports they've had 38,000 customers take care of their business in the facilities in the past three months.

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