Lawmakers seek $75 million for Blue R...

Lawmakers seek $75 million for Blue Ridge Parkway

There are 14 comments on the Rocky Mount Telegram story from Jan 27, 2010, titled Lawmakers seek $75 million for Blue Ridge Parkway. In it, Rocky Mount Telegram reports that:

ASHEVILLE Federal lawmakers from North Carolina and Virginia are seeking $75 million to acquire and preserve land surrounding the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Mike50

Candler, NC

#1 Jan 28, 2010
Gee, that is right at the top of my list of priorites in the worst economic situation since the Great Depression. Remove more private property from the tax roles and thereby burden those who still own private property. And we keep hearing these people are not out of touch with regular folks. Who is the idiot who came up with this idea?
Cornbread1

United States

#2 Jan 28, 2010
Improving and preserving the "view shed" along the Blue Ridge Parkway isn't exactly a new idea. Bits and pieces have been purchased since the Parkway project was initiated.

One stipulation in the bill is that all purchases be voluntary. So if you own property along the park you don't have to sell it. At a price tag of 75 million, of money that we don't have, compared to the bazillions of dollars that we don't have on other stupid crap that the govt. does, the bottom line is who cares?
Mike50

Candler, NC

#3 Jan 29, 2010
Cornbread1 wrote:
Improving and preserving the "view shed" along the Blue Ridge Parkway isn't exactly a new idea. Bits and pieces have been purchased since the Parkway project was initiated.
One stipulation in the bill is that all purchases be voluntary. So if you own property along the park you don't have to sell it. At a price tag of 75 million, of money that we don't have, compared to the bazillions of dollars that we don't have on other stupid crap that the govt. does, the bottom line is who cares?
I care, not one more penny to these arrogant scumbags who piss it down ratholes.
Cornbread1

United States

#4 Jan 29, 2010
Let me know how that works out.
crazy ox3thong

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#5 Jan 29, 2010
Mike50 wrote:
Gee, that is right at the top of my list of priorites in the worst economic situation since the Great Depression. Remove more private property from the tax roles and thereby burden those who still own private property. And we keep hearing these people are not out of touch with regular folks. Who is the idiot who came up with this idea?
Hoover goDam again! Grande Dopression?:)
Mike50

Candler, NC

#6 Jan 29, 2010
Cornbread1 wrote:
Let me know how that works out.
It will work out for the thieves and criminal class as long as decent people take the attitude that there is nothing that can be done to stop them.

“Resist”

Since: Apr 09

Bryson City

#7 Jan 29, 2010
And these people represent who?
My guess is that people think tweety birds and great view are just fine IF there's a surplus of money to buy them with. There is not and there will not be.

Despite all fed.gov crap to the contrary, economically we are in deep deep trouble. Job stimulus was a lie, bailouts was a lie, and a recovery is a lie. These feel good droolers want to borrow more yuan. It's not a (D) or (R) problem, it's a fed.gov problem. It has taken the votes of BOTH parties to get us where we are.

Private net worth in US was $53.4 trillion in September 2009. Total Total debt and unfunded liabilities was $120 trillion, 225% of the net worth of the entire country. That debt doesn't count state, municipal and local. The OMB does not project a single year of surplus for the NEXT 70 YEARS.(These are fed.gov numbers)

There is no way to pay it back leaving only 2 options.(1) Devalue the currency a la Chavez or inflation.(2) Default, and wars have started over less.

And they want a park? Let them use bail out funds or bonuses, lobbyist funds or re-election funds.
A park is downright funny when you think about it.
Yep

Asheville, NC

#8 Jan 29, 2010
strange as it seems, according to a poll, about 2/3 of the people favor this BRP outrage...
Yep

Asheville, NC

#9 Jan 29, 2010
the people are too dumb to know that the government should NOT be buying up private property...ignorance glows in NC.

Since: Feb 09

Hickory, NC

#10 Jan 29, 2010
I believe Heath finally said to hell with it. If all the rest of the slobbering drooling congressmen are going to spend like madmen, and the President evidently isn't going to stop it, WNC might as well get a truckload, or two, of these unlimited funds. After all, congress has voted to raise the deficit and there will be a mad scramble to max out as quickly as possible.
Don't want to get left out..

Since: Feb 09

Hickory, NC

#11 Jan 29, 2010
Tar and Feathers wrote:
And these people represent who?
My guess is that people think tweety birds and great view are just fine IF there's a surplus of money to buy them with. There is not and there will not be.
Despite all fed.gov crap to the contrary, economically we are in deep deep trouble. Job stimulus was a lie, bailouts was a lie, and a recovery is a lie. These feel good droolers want to borrow more yuan. It's not a (D) or (R) problem, it's a fed.gov problem. It has taken the votes of BOTH parties to get us where we are.
Private net worth in US was $53.4 trillion in September 2009. Total Total debt and unfunded liabilities was $120 trillion, 225% of the net worth of the entire country. That debt doesn't count state, municipal and local. The OMB does not project a single year of surplus for the NEXT 70 YEARS.(These are fed.gov numbers)
There is no way to pay it back leaving only 2 options.(1) Devalue the currency a la Chavez or inflation.(2) Default, and wars have started over less.
And they want a park? Let them use bail out funds or bonuses, lobbyist funds or re-election funds.
A park is downright funny when you think about it.
I heard somewhere that each household in the US has now been obligated by the Fed. Government for an outstanding debt of $100,000. Now Obama calls for a freeze on discretionary spending (a very small % of the budget)and in the same breath...calls for more spending.

Do is it ever hit you that what you learned in school was all wrong? Criminals are called "Undocumented Immigrants" (crime doesn't pay), getting handle on the deficit means increased expenditures, ending the wars means escalating Afghanistan with raids in Yemen, transparency means secret negotiations, creating jobs means giving money to political activists, shovel-ready means furniture replacement, personal frugality means Cash for Clunkers and 60 months of added car payments, Health Care means abortion and criminal migrant entitlement while cutting medicare/aid,a defense bill means spending money on items the Defense Dept. specifically said they didn't want, Too big to fail means too big to do without bonuses...and so forth.
Just Asking

Morganton, NC

#12 Jan 29, 2010
BillyGoatGruff wrote:
<quoted text>
I heard somewhere that each household in the US has now been obligated by the Fed. Government for an outstanding debt of $100,000. Now Obama calls for a freeze on discretionary spending (a very small % of the budget)and in the same breath...calls for more spending.
Do is it ever hit you that what you learned in school was all wrong? Criminals are called "Undocumented Immigrants" (crime doesn't pay), getting handle on the deficit means increased expenditures, ending the wars means escalating Afghanistan with raids in Yemen, transparency means secret negotiations, creating jobs means giving money to political activists, shovel-ready means furniture replacement, personal frugality means Cash for Clunkers and 60 months of added car payments, Health Care means abortion and criminal migrant entitlement while cutting medicare/aid,a defense bill means spending money on items the Defense Dept. specifically said they didn't want, Too big to fail means too big to do without bonuses...and so forth.
Right! They're all like George Carlin-isms. Park on a driveway, drive on a parkway, etc.
Cornbread1

United States

#13 Jan 29, 2010
Mike50 wrote:
<quoted text> It will work out for the thieves and criminal class as long as decent people take the attitude that there is nothing that can be done to stop them.
Its like this:

When the republicans are in power they throw money at the Dept. of Agriculture.

When the Democrats are in power they throw money at the Department of Interior.

For 8 years under Bush, Ag got a ton of money for projects form building replacement to land purchases.

Under Obama, Interior has gottne a ton for all kinds of things including over 100 million for a bridge on the Foothills Parkway in Tenn. After the bridge is completed, it will be the end of the road. Theres no money to buy the land and build the road for the remaining 30 or so miles.

But its supposed to be a really cool bridge and will extend the Parkway by a good 800 feet.

Since: Feb 09

Hickory, NC

#14 Jan 30, 2010
Cornbread1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Its like this:
When the republicans are in power they throw money at the Dept. of Agriculture.
When the Democrats are in power they throw money at the Department of Interior.
For 8 years under Bush, Ag got a ton of money for projects form building replacement to land purchases.
Under Obama, Interior has gottne a ton for all kinds of things including over 100 million for a bridge on the Foothills Parkway in Tenn. After the bridge is completed, it will be the end of the road. Theres no money to buy the land and build the road for the remaining 30 or so miles.
But its supposed to be a really cool bridge and will extend the Parkway by a good 800 feet.
You may rest assured that if the gnome of Nevada had his way, the bridge was built by criminal migrants.

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