Friday, August 24, 2007

Who's Your Daddy?

Texas Hold'Em quotes Rowen with approval (!!!)

There is no shortage of major state road projects on the horizon.

Among the largest scheduled is the expansion of U.S. Highway 41 in northeastern Wisconsin, where the Winnebago County section alone carries an estimated cost of $337.5 million. Further expansion of the road in Brown County will run an additional $379 million, while expanding the northern leg from Oconto to Peshtigo with two bypasses was last estimated at $132.6 million.

All combined, the Highway 41 expansion has a higher price tag than the $810 million Marquette Interchange project.

Anyone who's driven 41 north knows that the road is crawling with unmanageable traffic jams, falling apart at the seams. And we all know about the imminent 6,000% population increase for Northern Wisconsin, right?

Rowen correctly points a finger at former Assembly Speaker John Gard (a fellow whose ambition is truly Shakespearean), seconded by Tex--and Tex mentions the RoadBuilder Whore of the (20th) Century, Tommy Thompson.

Then Tex mentions a couple of Honorable Mention RoadBuilder Whores:

The driving force were two big-spending RINO’s in the pockets of the Road Builders, Rep. Mark Gottlieb and Sen. Dan Kapanke.

Where's that $800 million coming from?

That's for the Legislature to know and for you to find out.

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