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Federal $$ for Oregon Projects

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Can’t we see that there isn’t enough money to do all of the pet projects that the democrats want?  The $700B+ bailout, a second stimulus package, socialized health care and now the citizens of Oregon are wanting their share of the pie.  I thought the proposed new I-5 bridge project was a joke to begin with and felt like with the financial challenges today, that the project would be delayed.  The city of Portland has a laundry list of pet project that are projected to cost nearly a billion dollars.  It doesn’t sound like much with all of the billions being thrown around in Washington D.C.

Our newly elected senator, Jeff Merkley was quoted as saying “That this sort of stimulus is the type that we need in America and we need it Oregon”.  Has he been drinking California water.  Why can’t we make due with what we have rather than always having our hands out for someone elses money.

Oregon, let’s take a deep breath and evaluate our “account” balance and wait until early next year before we go off spending other peoples money.


Written by opinionoregon

November 7, 2008 at 3:23 am

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  1. Oregon has no money for the bridge. But if we did build it, we would have something to show for the hard “taxed” dollars. Rather than throwing good money after bad in funding projects that show no worthwhile value.

    Chris Camp

    November 8, 2008 at 8:46 pm

  2. It appears that a second stimulus package is going to happen. I’d much rather have those dollars spent on infrastructure projects where the money will stay at home. The alternative is giving the consumer anothe $1,200 where they either pay down their debt or will buy some product like a new T.V. and the dollars for that T.V. are sent to China.

    Don’t get me wrong. We can’t continue down the path of stimulus after stimulus package. Pretty soon we will need to start replacing the “B” with a “T” after the size of the bailouts.

    Julie Frank

    November 11, 2008 at 5:57 am

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