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Give bridge money to New Orleans
By Bobbie McCreary


September 06, 2005

Amen ...send our bridge money to New Orleans

A friend from California send me this email: "Thought you might be interested in this excerpt from an article I read recently:

Most of the attention to date has focused on the fact that last year the Army Corps of Engineers sought $105 million for hurricane and flood programs in New Orleans, while the White House slashed the request to about $40 million. Congress finally approved $42.2 million, less than half of the agency's request.

Some have been quick to point out the same Congress and Bush administration agreed to a $286.4 billion pork-laden highway bill that included more than 6,000 pet projects for lawmakers, as well as allocations for dust control on Arkansas roads, a warehouse on the Erie Canal and a $231 million bridge to a small, uninhabited Alaskan island."

Maybe we could make this administration (and our community) look really good by giving them back our bridge money!

Bobbie McCreary
Ketchikan, AK - USA




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