There has been far too little good news on the spending restraint front. So little in fact, that Republicans in Congress, will deservedly pay a political price for their porcine parties this November.
However, even though we’re far from victory in the war on pork, we should still celebrate taxpayer victories over government waste whenever we find them.
One such victory occurred earlier this week:
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted to prohibit federal funds from being used to build a celebrated bridge to connect the Alaska town of Ketchikan to Gravina Island, population 50.
. . . Heritage Foundation budget experts had called the $320 million bridge “perhaps the most unworthy federal construction project in history.” It would have been as long as the Golden Gate Bridge and rise 80 feet higher than the Brooklyn Bridge. Then again, Senator Lisa Murkowski’s relatives own land on remote Gravina Island — which perhaps explains how this boondoggle got as far as it did.
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