Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hiawatha as Pork?

Again, the process doesn't always fund necessity so people have to go around the system...

1 comment:

Richard Layman said...

the hard right referred to the plans for a Congressional earmark to the WMATA system ($1.5 billion over 10 years) as "the largest earmark in history" completely ignoring the usage and impact and federal responsibilities.

Speaking of federal responsibilities, I argue that Congress owes the DC region reparations, since its refusal to renew the streetcar franchise in the mid-1950s forced the cessation of streetcar service in 1962.

To me, they're responsible, and therefore the cost of reconstruction should be borne in large part by Congress, due to their dereliction.