So Now We Know Republicans Were Bribed Yesterday

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    Because clearly it's all been about getting spending under control. Govt sickens me. Keep cheering on your teams.
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    Important, but crumbling infrastructure is pork :huh:

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    What's 2 billion amongst friends at the 11th hour...
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    :no:
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    Remember, Republicans are "fiscal conservatives."
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    Hah :grin: Got to give you credit for that swipe
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    It applies across either of the party. I take no pleasure in it.
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    The ransom ;)

    In all seriousness, I did read up on it a bit and while the costs have gone way over budget it seems to me like a really important project (which by the way as the article points out, was first authorized in 1988). IOW, it's not a Bridge to Nowhere.
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    Well gee, I thought you did
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    http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/Missi...tion/LocksandDams/OlmstedLocksandDam/FAQ.aspx

    They throw numbers all over the place and the idea of using different techniques than the standard was to:

    *lower costs

    *shorter construction time

    *less negative impact on navigation and

    *fewer impacts to the environment.

    Safe to say they blew and the Army Corps of Engineers did say their original assessment was wrong. But, when completed, the dam will make roughly $630 Million each year. If all true and it can be completed at the current funding, then the dam can make it's money back in 5 years.
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    Kick his ass out- I don't care what party he represents.
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    It really is amazing the number of government projects that end up grossly over budget compared to private projects. Easy when it isn't your money. Government contracting is the greatest scam, Bernie Madoff would be proud.
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    when these "deals" get done, a lot of money gets "exchanged" under the table by members of congress, trading one favor for another---it's the way of the world in DC. Members get control of more money, lobbyists get richer, taxpayers get hosed.
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    I won't argue your point that it may be a very important project, I honestly know nothing about it. The timing of the addition of the amendment, and who it went to, is quite dubious.
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    A lot of those RINOS are no different than the Dems. There is a big difference between the RINO crowd and true conservatives.
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    Part of the problem is there are no "true conservatives" in office.
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    A "true conservative" would have denied the flood relief and fire fighting money included too. Because, small government. That's more of a job for private charity.
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    thank God for that

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