Bridges (July 30, 2007)
While Senator Ted Stevens and Congressman Don Young, Republicans from Alaska, were busy seeking funds from the federal feeder for their “Bridges to Nowhere,” some “Bridges to Somewhere” were deteriorating. The money spent on frivolous projects detracts from beneficial projects.
Both Stevens and Young are being investigated for a variety of other crimes. They will never be held accountable for their looting of the public fisc.
The state of Alaska reported that 100 of its bridges are “structurally deficient.” Would the proposed “Bridges to Nowhere” also be structurally deficient?
A partial solution: Term Limits. [See the e-ssay dated May 14 entitled “Term Limits”]. A limit of a dozen years in each chamber is necessary. Both Stevens and Young would have been termed out years ago. Politicians must be termed out because many citizens impacted by their actions cannot turn them out.
Bumper sticker of the week:
Are you part of the problem or part of the solution?