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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Why Boucher Is Licking His Chops ...

... at the prospect that presents itself what with our soon-to-be president's impending "stimulus package," rumored to cost taxpayers as much as one trillion dollars, being laid in his lap. He can waste it with the best of them. And he's had lots of practice.

Take the latest news out of Bristol:
Train Station Open House Tuesday
By the Bristol Herald Courier Editorial Board

Fresh off a $5 million renovation, the Bristol Train Station is opening its doors to the public for an open house today from 4:30-8:30 p.m. If you’ve never been to see this historic site, get cracking and get down there this evening.

The 106-year-old station is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, train station board members will serve as guides. And Tim Buchanan, a local historian, will have a display that focuses on the train station’s history. [link]
$5 million! How in the hell did the local government come up with that kind of money - money that could have been better spent by employers in the area to keep layoffs from occurring right and left - to renovate a train station that is no longer in use? Has everyone gone stark raving mad?

Well, it can be said with a high degree of confidence that one individual has certainly gone mad. Professor Moriarty kind of mad.

Where'd that money come from?

A big chunk of it came from the federal transportation budget.

And who was the idiot who acquired it from desperately needed transportation funds?

Rick Boucher.

We're doomed. Everyone pack your bags. Flee. Spare yourself. Git while the gittin's good.

For the love of God. $5 million for an abandoned train station.

And soon Obama is going to hand Boucher $1,000,000,000,000 to play with.