Friday, March 21, 2008

This is Humorous

I don't know about you, but I find this to be humorous:
Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., requested federal money for two projects. One would provide more money for anti-gang and drug task forces in Virginia. The other would continue funding mass transit upgrades in the Dulles corridor.
First, I like the headline, "It's earmark time." Second, I love the part about funding "mass transit upgrades in the Dulles corridor." Uh, Congressman? Don't you think it's a little late for that now that the Metro to Dulles project is all but dead, courtesy of the Bush Administration and your own stubbornness ("No bid deal to Bechtel or bust," is that your motto?) By the way, why didn't you use some of your great earmarking powers several years ago to make sure that NOVA got federal money to build this important project instead of waiting until it was being given last rites? Hello?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree with you here! Frank should not be earmarking money to stop gangs. This is nothing more than attempting to cure the symptoms rather than the disease, the disease being ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. Fighting gangs is telling the people that illegal immigration is OK so long as we stop the "bad" parts about it. Well, its all bad. Illegal aliens have broken our laws! (thus the word "illegal") They should all be dealt with in the harshest manner. Employers who hire illegals should be fined (and possibly jailed). Frank was sworn to UPHOLD THE LAW when he took office. Its about time he did it!