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Alaska's Bridge to Nowhere and Roads to Nowhere
By Don Hoff Jr.


July 21, 2007

The State of Alaska and Ketchikan, Alaska's local governments are going ahead making the $215 Million dollars Bridge to Nowhere a top priority for funding and construction defying the wishes of the American taxpayers and Federal Government opposing "ear-mark pet projects". Rep. Don Young (R) - Alaska and Sen. Ted Stevens (R) Alaska gave the State of Alaska $400 million dollars to do whatever they want to with our tax dollars.

The State of Alaska and Ketchikan Gateway Borough are trying to back door the proposed bridge project by constructing a 3.4 mile road project on Gravina costing the American tax payer 25.7 million dollars that is 8 million dollars per mile of dirt road for only a few private property owners on Gravina Island. Kiewit Pacific Company is constructing the road to nowhere, who was major campaign contributors to past Governor Frank Murkowski who owns property on Gravina Island near where the road is being constructed. Any one see a picture developing here besides me? Thus, pressure or force the American taxpayer to build the proposed boon-doggle bridge to nowhere for few opulent people to drive to their properties. What a scam on the taxpayers, the American People! Stop funding to these worthless projects in Ketchikan, Alaska. This is my opinion.

Don Hoff Jr.
Hixson, TN

Received July 21, 2007 - Published July 21, 2007

About: "Past City of Ketchikan City Vice Mayor and Councilman, Past Board of Director K.P.U., Past O.S.H.A. Board member/Chairman, State of Alaska, Past Councilman, Ketchikan Indian Community, Member of the Tongass Tribe (Taan ta Kwaan)indigenous to Ketchikan and surrounding lands and includes Gravina Island. An "American Taxpayer that is broke."


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