11/19/2005: Revoking the 'Bridge to No-Where'...???
…Or Only The Same Money down an Alaskan Sink Hole...???
"...The House's biggest accomplishment in recent days may be its decision to scratch those two notorious Alaskan bridges to nowhere, a $442 million chunk of highway pork that made a national laughing stock of the lawmakers - supposedly financial conservatives - who stuffed it into the budget.
The retreat provides a definitive example of the legislative hypocrisy now gripping Congress. It won't actually save money because the funds will be shifted to Alaska's general transportation kitty for who-knows-what disposal. Actually taking unnecessary money away from the home state of a powerful Republican senator is a lift far beyond the lawmakers' capacity..."
-- NY Times Op-Ed
So where's the real *retreat* by the GOP on that Crisco Pork Larded spending for the "Bridge to No-Where"?
It's still the same Funds rolled over into the TED STEVEN's CONGRESSIONAL OINKer-FEST ALASKA TRANSPORTATION FUND.
Just a pretend - Face-Saving Ploy - by this RePiglican Controlled Congress.
Besides they musta love all that Crisp Fried Congressional PORK funneled to their districts. (Ole Home Boy Denny included in that Oinker-parade of projects for our own Dennis Hastert Corner.)
Sue-ieeeeeee! Sue-ieee, Sue-ieeee!!! Is how ya call them RePiglican HOGs here in the Heartland.
Karen on 11.19.05 @ 08:03 AM CST