1st sign of abuse of stimulus money--

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    In my local newspaper this morning--a report came out that in my state of Colorado out of the 3 billion in stimulus money that we will be receiving. 500 MILLION will be going to build a new bridge that services a KOA campground. Oh Boy--"we really needed that" & I can't wait to drive over that bridge to get to that campground!! Whoopie!

    Not only that but the state of Colorado is very worried because they do not have their computers set up to handle all those zero's we'll be receiving. Now they're worried about accounting for all these designated "projects" that the Federal Government wants us to do, where to spend all this money--& let alone how to account for it.

    I want to thank all you taxpayers, along with your unborn grandchildren for this bridge.

    Wanna bet--how many other bridges to nowhere we're going to build?

    Source: Gazette Telegraph--Colorado Springs--"no link yet"

    "The problem with socialism, is that eventually government runs out of other people's money to spend" Margaret Thatcher.
     
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    500 million on a bridge to a campground?

    What bridge costs 500 million?
     
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    I bet Palin kicks herself every day for not building the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere". She could have employed a hand full of grunts for a year or so and then erected an automated Tool Booth to charge the 3 people that would have used it – FOREVER!
     
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    the only story i could find had no mention of bridges but did mention a problem with antiquated IT and the possible loss of $500MM in funds.

    apparently this the the bridge from nowhere.

    get a grip

    http://www.gazette.com/news/stimulus-52919-state-colorado.html
     
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    Another bridge to nowhere? Say it ain't so Joe!!!:lol::lol:
     
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    That seems like a lot for a bridge.
     
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    Indiana Oracle The Truth is Hard to Find

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    Maybe the bridge was BS shovel-ready. Sounds like it. Right now local officials can get money for almost easily started project and, at least it seems to me, no one in Washingon is focused much beyond getting allocated money out the door.
     
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    for those of you that think 500 million is too much....how much should a bridge cost......
     
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    And how many jobs is that creating?
     
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    Depends on the bridge type but I would guess a couple thousand per linear ft. for a medium size expansion bridge. If it is a small wooden bridge, $500. It's a guess.
     

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