Wednesday, August 08, 2007

How Shameless is Congress About Wasting Your Money?

Congressman Paul Kanjorski speaks about HR 3311, the bill that authorizes $250 million for the reconstruction of the I-35 bridge that collapsed in Minnesota:

The collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis is the most recent example of the need to invest in the country’s infrastructure. Legislators passed a bill last week providing $250 million for the reconstruction of the bridge over the Mississippi River, but the funding initially started at $100 million and ballooned higher with the state’s request for emergency aid.

“They discovered they were going to get all the money from the federal government and they were taking all they could get,” he said. In essence they took the opportunity “to screw us,” he said of the funding grab.
How did Congressman Kanjorski vote on HR 3311? Glad you asked; he voted in favor. And what did he say about the legislation during House debate? He did not speak on it. (Link is for the first page of the debate.)

What do you call someone who knowingly votes in favor of getting 'screwed?'

Hat Tip: Fedblog

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