Untold story of the year? Glenn reveals how much was paid to move a bush

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Funny, Joe Biden wasn’t traveling the country touting how an unbelievable amount of stimulus money went towards ‘translocating’ a single ‘rare’ bush in San Francisco that stood in the path of a billion dollar highway renovation project. Would you be surprised that it’s a plant you can get at any home store for less than $20?

CNSNews reports that "government spent at least $205,075 in 2010 to 'translocate' a single bush in San Francisco that stood in the path of a $1.045-billion highway-renovation project that was partially funded by the economic stimulus legislation President Barack Obama signed in 2009."

"You don't stop progress," Glenn joked upon reading the story.

The bush, a Franciscan manzanita, was found in the median of a highway in San Francisco and is thought to be the last example of the species in "the wild". However, the commercially cultivated shrub can be purchased in nurseries for about $16 a bush.

Keep in mind, that $205k was used to move a single plant. How could that be? After all, Pat said he could have done it for about $20.

Well, first there were the "hard costs" (digging the plant up, moving it somewhere else, replanting, etc) which totaled $100k.

Then there was $25,000, an annual salary for some, that covered "reporting requirements".

And, of course, $79,470 to pay for the “establishment, nurturing and monitoring” of the plant for the next decade. Because, of course, spending eighty grand on nurturing a bush makes a whole lot of sense!

This was all paid for by tax payer dollars - so keep that in mind when you are rushing to finish your taxes this weekend.

Thankfully, the bush is now safely tucked away. CNSNews explains, "The plant is now protected by a fence and its location is kept secret, in part because the Presidio Trust and the National Park Service fear that nature-lovers seeking to see the rare wild Manzanita might trample it to death."

(Editor's note: Has your head exploded yet???)

"They're available at Home Depot for $15.95, but they haven't seen one in the wild. You can see them in people's yards. They're everywhere, but they haven't seen a wild one," Glenn said.

"This is the most amazing story I have ever heard. There's your economic dollars. Those are your economic stimulus. That's your tax dollar hard at work by the president of the United States. His name is on the side of the highway that just spent $205,000 to translocate a plant that you can buy at Home Depot for $15.95, but this is a wild one," Glenn said.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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