|Date:||April 19, 2004 / year-entry #148|
|Summary:||The New York Times reported on two enormous construction projects of dubious merit: [The first bridge] would connect [Ketchikan, population 7845] to an island that has about 50 residents and the area's airport, which offers six flights a day (a few more in summer). It could cost about $200 million. The other bridge would span...|
The New York Times reported on two enormous construction projects of dubious merit:
The first bridge replaces a five minute ferry ride with a drive that most likely will take even longer.
And the representative from Alaska behind these pointless construction projects is hardly ashamed of this. Quite the contrary: He's proud of his achievement.
United States politics is not about trying to make the world a better place. It's about doing whatever it takes to get re-elected.
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