Wednesday, October 19, 2005

It's for the children

They shouldn't be allowed to fly:
This amendment will transfer funding from the wasteful pork project, the “Bridge to Nowhere” in Alaska, to the repair and reconstruction of the “Twin Spans” bridge in Louisiana. According to published reports, the Alaskan pork project costs $220 million for a 5.9-mile bridge connecting Gravina Island (population 50) to the Alaskan mainland. The cost of the bridge alone would be enough to buy every island resident his own personal Lear jet.
I won't hold my breath waiting for this Anti-American Amendment to pass into law. Besides, who would pay for all that aviation fuel?

Thanks to InstaPundit for the tip.

BTW: this is about the Coburn Amendment to the Senate Treasury, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill (HR 3058).

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