Wednesday, October 19, 2005
I'm taking a stand . . .
and planting my standard on this Hill to Die On.
Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), a pretty nice, principled guy from my former home state, has proposed the following:
This amendment will transfer funding from the wasteful pork project, the “Bridge to Nowhere” in Alaska, to the repair and reconstruction of the “Twin Spans” bridge in Louisiana. According to published reports, the Alaskan pork project costs $220 million for a 5.9-mile bridge connecting Gravina Island (population 50) to the Alaskan mainland. The cost of the bridge alone would be enough to buy every island resident his own personal Lear jet.According to RedState.org, there is a lot of movement in the back rooms of the Senate to kill this proposal. Congressman Don Young (R-AK), the idiot responsible for this crass waste of taxpayer's money, has given the proposal the back of his hand.
Senator Coburn is fighting pork barrel spending on principle. If Republican Senators refuse to back something this basic, then they are no longer deserving of our support.
Call your Senators and Congresscritters. Plant your flag here, and fight alongside Senator Coburn and others like him who see some value to fiscal responsibility.
It's a fight worth having, and I'd be proud to have you by our sides.
Hat tip, RedState.org.