Wednesday, August 03, 2005

"Egregious and remarkable"

"Egregious and remarkable," exclaimed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., about the estimated $24 billion in the bill set aside for highways, bus stops, parking lots and bike trails requested by lawmakers.

McCain, one of only four senators to oppose the bill, listed several dozen "interesting" projects, including $480,000 to rehabilitate a historic warehouse on the Erie Canal and $3 million for dust control mitigation on Arkansas rural roads.

His favorite, he said, was $2.3 million for landscaping on the Ronald Reagan Freeway in California. "I wonder what Ronald Reagan would say."
Newsday: Highway Bill Full of Special Projects
Right about now, a divided government (Republican President/Democratic House) doesn't look all that bad; at least from a deficit/wasteful spending perspective.


Anonymous Normand Rutty said...

Very nice. Keep up the good work.

December 5, 2005 at 1:19 PM  

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