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Thank yu Bob Byrd, thank yu Jay Rockerfeller

Post by SamCogar on Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:46 am

Lost money, by state

When lawmakers earmark money for pet highway projects, that money often reduces what states receive from the federal government. What states have lost during the past 20 years because of earmarked money that hasn't been spent.

The money not only remains unspent, but because Congress counts money earmarked for highway projects against a state's share of federal gas tax revenue, the amount of the earmark reduced what the state would have received in federal funding almost dollar for dollar.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-01-04-earmarks_N.htm

West Virginia has lost - $82.6 million so far ..... and the earmarked money is still unspent.

WOW, dats enough to 4-lane dat road ...... without toll booths.


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Re: Thank yu Bob Byrd, thank yu Jay Rockerfeller

Post by Aaron on Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:31 am

That's twice the amount needed to build that 4 lane road without tolls.
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