The new pork: Trains to Nowhere

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December 20, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle
by Debra J. Saunders  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"In the last decade, the symbol for profligate federal spending was the infamous 'Bridge to Nowhere'  -- a huge proposed span that would link the town of Ketchikan, Alaska, population 7,500, to an airport on Gravina Island. Powerful Alaska Republican lawmakers tried to stick American taxpayers with a huge chunk of the tab for this dubious project. This decade, the symbol for federal pork-barrel excess may well be Trains to Nowhere -- and if Democrats get their way, those boondoggles could span the country. At least in blue states." (12/19/10)  

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