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Retort: No Bridge
by Don Hoff Jr.


October 16, 2004

Mr. Mike McColley, use your head. How stupid do you think we taxpayers are? Local property taxes are not going to pay for the proposed boon-doggle bridge to Gravina Island via Pennock Island, Alaska. Mr. McColley wants U.S. tax payers to build him and few other people a $240 million dollar bridge to their properties on Pennock Island.

As a Federal Taxpayer, I don't have to live in Ketchikan, Alaska to express my opinion on pork barrel spending on a bridge that only benefits a few when the National debt and spending are out of control in the United States. I would rather spend my tax dollars grants for education and supporting our U.S. troops in Iraq.

Most people that bought properties on Pennock Island and Gravina Island for some quite solitude and privacy.

In closing Mr. McColley, I am not only a Federal taxpayer. I am indigenous to Ketchikan and surrounding lands. Pennock Island is a active Tribal grave site that I want to protect from further desecration and exploitation. I don't understand why some people want to build homes and roads over Indian graves in the first place, knowing that graves are there.

Mike, you take a nap and quit trying to bully people around. This is my opinion.

Don Hoff Jr.
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Bridge to Gravina by Mike McColley - Ketchikan, AK - USA



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