Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Congress Building Bridges to Nowhere

Congress has been pretty tight when it comes to doling out money for disabled veterans, the elderly and the poor, but they are flush with money when it comes to $223 million dollar projects for remote bridges in Alaska.

Bloomberg quotes Representative Donald Young (R-Alaska), Chair of the House Transportation Committee, as saying:

"I'd be silly if I didn't take advantage of my chairmanship," Young said, according to the Anchorage Daily News. "I think I did a pretty good job."
Meanwhile, in Oklahoma -- where traffic crossing the country from all directions intersects -- Interstate bridges are literally crumbling and killing people.

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