Politics & Prejudices
Headed off the cliff
Cutting services for the people, slashing taxes on business; but will it work?
Published: April 20, 2011
However, it isn't clear if it is legal; Moroun thinks he has "toll credits" that he can transfer to the state to be used instead of the Canadian money as matching funds for federal highway money.
But the legality is totally unclear, and in any event, Moroun's credits are worth far less than the Canadian offer of $550 million, which Washington has already said can be used as matching funds to get four times as much to fix our roads.
So how did Agema and Pappageorge justify this? "We don't have a [new] bridge," said Pappageorge. Irrelevant, but it does have a nice ring. What he probably meant was that the Legislature still might do Moroun's bidding and kill the new bridge.
Top Gun Dave decided to display his knowledge as an international statesman. He said the Canadian funds weren't a sure thing because Canada is having a national election May 2.
That's totally wrong, of course; Canada's major parties both support what the governor prefers to call the new international river crossing. But then, only secular humanists worry about facts.
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