Our position: An Oklahoma senator is ...

Our position: An Oklahoma senator is right to question how a Fl...

There are 9 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Dec 31, 2007, titled Our position: An Oklahoma senator is right to question how a Fl.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

It was only one pet project among thousands in the $286 billion highway spending bill that Congress passed two years ago, but the mysterious appearance of $10 million for a highway interchange in Lee County has ...

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typical forum poster

West Hollywood, CA

#1 Dec 31, 2007
corruption in congress? oh thats unheard of
Grandma Fudd

Winter Springs, FL

#2 Dec 31, 2007
The money was probably put in the appropriation by the guy from Alaska so he could later point to it as "Well, see, I'm not the only one up here building bridges to nowwhers." Several "fixes" are needed. First only congressmen from the State where the project is going can request the money be added - no other state's representative should be allowed to request money for something in another states. Secondly, no "add ons" should be allowed to be stuck onto any legislation un-related to it. Thirdly, give the President the "Line Item Veto" every President has begged for and we can nip this pork feast in the bud now.
Slim Ashley

Fort White, FL

#3 Dec 31, 2007
$10 million in taxpayer money for $40 thousand in campaign contributions is a pretty good return on you money. Ethics in congress? You've got to be kidding. Last April, Dianne Feinstein (D. Calif) abruptly step down as chairman of a military appropriations subcommittee after it was learned that her votes were linked to the financial well being of her husband's companies, which received billions of dollars worth of military contracts which she approved. Folks there is no oversight of congress. The U.S. congress keeps ripping the taxpayers off.
Packman

Kissimmee, FL

#4 Dec 31, 2007
keep up the effort Mr.Coburn,Lets take our country back from developers. They could care less about our environment.
Typie

United States

#5 Dec 31, 2007
Ahhhh, political crooks and liars at their best.
JK McIntosh

Anchorage, AK

#6 Dec 31, 2007
Kudos to this editorial! We need to support senators who insist that the old way of doing business is not right, and that there must be accountability and fairness on how the taxpayer's money is being used. The "good ole boy" way of doing business must be stopped. Don Young has yet to be held responsible for any of these questionable spending bills that he helped pass as head of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Only by a full-scale investigation may Don Young and others like him, be stopped from abusing their position and passing laws that only benefit some crony who paid into their coffers.
zak

United States

#7 Jan 1, 2008
Vote out the bad,and keep the good.

Don't moan on these site's unless you vote.
Big Daddy

Orlando, FL

#8 Jan 1, 2008
The problem is only that we are only given a choice between crooks. We need to start holding these people accountable and start passing better laws.
zak wrote:
Vote out the bad,and keep the good.
Don't moan on these site's unless you vote.
UncommonSense

Tampa, FL

#9 Jan 1, 2008
I will only vote for those who want less government and more freedom. Time to stop the Spending spree on your dime.

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