Posted by stephen clark on December 14, 2006 at 11:30:46:|
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Left wing neo-lib whacko rag posted by Jim on December 14, 2006 at 08:56:09:
from the LA TIMES:
"For a generation now, Alaskans have been living high off public lands and the royalties from free-flowing petroleum. Instead of having to pay state taxes, Alaskans get a juicy cash kickback every year from their government."
From Taxpayers for Common Sense:
Rep. Don Young (R-AK and part of the Alaskan Congressional Delegation) is trying to sell America's taxpayers a $315 million "bridge to nowhere" in rural Alaska. As Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, he is in a very good position to get his way. But Rep. Young should be stopped from using his political clout to force federal taxpayers to pay for a bridge that is ridiculous in its scope, unjustified on its merits, and far too expensive for taxpayers to swallow at a time of record federal deficits.
If Rep. Young succeeds, tiny Ketchikan, Alaska, a town with less than 8,000 residents (about 13,000 if the entire county is included) will receive hundreds of millions of federal dollars to build a bridge to Gravina Island (population: 50). This bridge will be nearly as long as the Golden Gate Bridge and taller than the Brooklyn Bridge.
Do I have to include a clipping about the EXXON VALDEZ oil spill too?