‘Broke’ Illinois Spent $1 MILLION on Condoms; Bought 374,000 Bottles of Lubricant
Thursday, June 26th, 2014 by Kyle Olson
Illinois taxpayers are paying for a whole lot of people to have a really good time.
They’re footing the bill for “4,453,000 condoms and 374,000 bottles of lubricant,” according to the Illinois Policy Institute.
Via Illinois Review:
Even though Illinois state government is essentially broke, it apparently knows how to have a good time.
In 2013, Illinois state government awarded two contracts totaling more than $1 million for the procurement of condoms and lubricant.
The bid solicitation document requested a variety of condoms, including “extra large” and even some in “assorted colors.” No ribbing was allowed – only “smooth surface” condoms were permitted.
Lubricant, however, was to be provided in “assorted flavors.” Scents were optional.
All in all, the state bid out for 4,453,000 condoms and 374,000 bottles of lubricant.
And lest you think the government pinched its pennies and went for lower-cost, generic products, think again. The bidding documents outlined requests for condoms with a “recognized brand” that has a “strong retail presence.”
Lest we forget, Gov. Pat Quinn had wanted to make the “temporary” income tax increase permanent because spending was so out of control. Because, you know, government has a funding problem, not a spending problem.
Just ask all the people enjoying the 4.4 MILLION condoms.