Friday, September 12, 2008

Obama & Biden Voted For The Bridge to Nowhere---Palin Dropped it From State Budget

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) a non-partisan citizens-action group, finally clears away the garbage & lies the MSM/DNC/Obamaniacs have been putting forward to slime Sarah Palin concerning The Bridge to Nowhere. Indeed, Obama & Biden voted FOR the bridge before Palin after election DROPPED it from the State Budget:
There has been much debate and even more speculation about how funds for the Bridge to Nowhere were first provided, Congress's role in changing the nature of the funding, and the various options the state of Alaska had to build the bridge," said CCAGW President Tom Schatz. "Many in the media and the public are providing an opinion when they should be providing the facts. We intend to continually update this document on our website as additional verifiable information becomes available."
The Bridge to Nowhere was first funded in August 2005 through the 2005 SAFETEA-LU Act through a $223 million earmark inserted by then-House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Don Young (R-Alaska). In October, 2005, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) offered an amendment to the fiscal 2006 Transportation Appropriations Act to transfer $75 million in funding for the Bridge to Nowhere, along with money for the Knik Arm Bridge in Alaska, to support the rebuilding of the Twin Spans Bridge in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. His amendment was defeated by a vote of 15-82. Senators Biden (D-Del.) and Obama (D-Ill.) voted against the amendment; Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.) was not present for the vote. Get that?
Senators Biden (D-Del.) and Obama (D-Ill.) voted against the amendment; Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.) was not present for the vote. IN OTHER WORDS, BIDEN & OBAMA VOTED AGAINST AN AMENDMENT TO TRANSFER THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE MONEY TO NOLA.
In November, 2005, Congress included language in the final version of the fiscal 2006 Transportation Appropriations Act that allowed the state of Alaska to either spend money on the two bridges or on other surface transportation projects. In October, 2006, Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski included $91 million for the Gravina Island Bridge in his budget submission for fiscal year 2007. As a candidate for governor, Sarah Palin expressed a mixture of support and doubt about the bridge, particularly about how the project would be funded. As governor, she submitted her budget on January 17, 2007 without any money for the bridge. On July 17, 2007, the Associated Press reported that "The state of Alaska on Friday officially abandoned the 'bridge to nowhere' project that became a nationwide symbol of federal pork-barrel spending." Governor Palin said in a statement that "Ketchikan desires a better way to reach the airport, but the $398 million bridge is not the answer."
"Media reports that Congress killed the Bridge to Nowhere are not accurate," said Schatz. "The 2006 transportation appropriations bill allowed Alaska to decide whether or not to move forward. Governor Murkowski said yes; Governor Palin said no. Any discussion about the project should begin with facts."

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.
SOURCE: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW)

The monstrous prevarication machine of Obamaniac MSM/DNC hacks and ink-stained wretches will predictably ignore the above and spew their poisonous drivel non-stop---following their mentors Joseph Goebbels and his great admirer, Joe Stalin. Stalin's politics were different, but he did like Hitler's BIG LIE, BIG SMEAR agitprop & had Beria & his underlings mimic the German Communications czar.

The left likes authoritarian dictatorial means to achieve their idyllic end of government becoming a giant ATM that equalizes income rather than opportunity. The lies go right past what used to be their consciences because they actually believe what they are saying----psychologically & clinically, this is a manifestation of a mass psychosis.

But Mark Steyn explains it much better than me.