Taxpayers Spend Six Figures to Paint Rainbow Crosswalks

More government inefficiency.

In celebration of pride month in June, and on the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the city of Atlanta painted permanent rainbow stripes in all four crosswalks at the intersection of Peidmont Avenue and 10th Street — the Midtown hub for the city’s LGBT community.

Now, here’s how much that cost taxpayers:

The city is proud of its investment, bragging the installation will last a whole 10 years!

According to HeatStreet writer Emily Zanotti, another city did something similar for far less money:

From the Miami Herald:

The crosswalks cost $4,000. Key West Business Guild Executive Director Matt Hon said the guild would pay half and that the other $2,000 comes from individual donations.

Twitchy found the obvious response everyone is thinking:

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