Worse than Criminals
by Don Hoff Jr.
July 31, 2004
The news article in the Ketchikan
Daily News, "Final Gravina study sticks with two-bridge option"
is mis-guiding the readers in believing the proposed bridge project
Island via Pennock Island is going to be constructed. However,
the State of Alaska and the Federal Highway Administration have
only signed a final environmental impact statement
for the proposed Gravina Access Project that calls for two bridges
linking Ketchikan with
Mr. Jim Evensen, project manager
for the Alaska Dept. of Transportation stated about $40
million "on the books" for the project, he said. The
entire project is budgeted at $240
million, though some elements, such as parking at the airport,
could be phased in, he said.
Where did the State of Alaska come up with $40 million dollars
and $7.8 million dollars
working with consultants on just research? Point the finger
at the Great white father,
Governor Frank Murkowski. Wasting State and our Federal taxpayers
hard earn money
on a boon-doggle bridge in Ketchikan we don't need. Stupid minds,
comes stupid ideas.
We need to retire Frank Murkowski, Don Young, Ted Stevens and
Lisa Murkowski at the
next election before they run all of us to the poor house.
The United States government
in Washington, D.C. may vote out any pork-barrel
funding for the proposed bridge to Gravina Island via Pennock
Island. President Bush
may or will veto the Federal budget proposal FY-05 if it increases
the national debt too high.
Who is going to be the fall
guy for the State of Alaska wasting $47.8 million dollars for
bridge project that won't be built? Governor Frank Murkowski,
Washington D.C. Representatives, or your Local governments?
I would say all of the above is my guess.
This is criminal. This is
Don Hoff Jr.
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Hixson, TN - USA
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