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Friday, August 10, 2007

Bridge Tragedy: Searching Congress for Structural Flaws

Sen. Tom Coburn on the pork barrel transportation spending that takes money away from structurally deficient roads and bridges.

Coburn calls out former PA Congressman Bud Shuster and the Allentown Transporation Museum:

Another objection I had to pork politics was that it jeopardized public safety … For instance, allocating $7 million to a transportation museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania, means $7 million will not be spent improving dangerous two-lane highways and crumbling bridges … Failing to allocate money to repair roads and bridges can and does endanger lives.

Click here for a list of earmarks in the 2005 transporation funding bill.

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