Coburn Amendment Deserves a Yes
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 :::
The Club for Growth has made Sen. Coburn's defunding of the Alaskan "bridge to nowhere" one of its key votes in this Congress:
This amendment will transfer funding from the wasteful pork project, the “Bridge to Nowhere” in Alaska, to the repair and reconstruction of the “Twin Spans” bridge in Louisiana. According to published reports, the Alaskan pork project costs $220 million for a 5.9-mile bridge connecting Gravina Island (population 50) to the Alaskan mainland. The cost of the bridge alone would be enough to buy every island resident his own personal Lear jet.
Here is an opportunity for senators -- and I'm looking at you, George Allen -- to show that they still have a sense of priorities.
Here (in pdf format) is a copy of Coburn's "Dear Colleague" letter. You can send Allen an email here. Sen. John Warner can be emailed here.
I've sent my messages already. Any responses I receive from either Senator will be published right here, at OMT (now I sound like Gene Cox).
::: posted by Norman Leahy at 10/19/2005