Republicans ridiculed money put in the stimulus to save the habitat of the salt water harvest mouse. This money was not listed in the final bill. It seems Nancy Pelosi has arranged for the money to be spent anyway. The mouse habitat borders her home district in San Francisco. So much for the stimulus being about creating jobs.
Fox News reported:
During the stimulus debate on Capitol Hill, Republicans used a very small animal to illustrate a very large point. They mocked a plan to save the endangered salt water harvest mouse, whose San Francisco Bay Area habitat borders the congressional district of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Republicans were silenced when the mouse was not listed in the final bill that passed. But now it appears a little over $16 million of the stimulus funds will go to restoring two Bay Area salt ponds. That prompted House Minority Leader John Boehner to lament to the Washington Post that the stimulus isn't creating jobs, but instead, "is making sure American harvest mice have nice comfortable homes in the midst of the recession."