Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wasting the Stimulus


I don’t have any problem with economic stimulus. But I have to wonder why this money made its way to repave over a mile of Lewis and Clark Road all the way to Tucker Creek? Yes there were a couple patches that needed to be done on the northern section where they replace some culvert pipes, but this road was good and now they are laying a new 3 or 4 inch top over a perfectly good road.

If they wanted to pave a road that really needs improvement they should have paved Youngs River Road which much of it has a concrete base that that is. Aren’t there some bridges that need some maintenance? Maybe repave some of Rt. 202. Maybe work on the train tracks along the Columbia.

I can’t imagine how much it cost to pave a mile or so of road. I know how much it costs to pave a driveway. This money could have been better spent elsewhere.

10 Comments:

Blogger Auntie said...

could have been given to Astoria to fix 8th street hill.

6:00 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

I'm sure one of the road commissioners lives out there. Or his daughters orthodontist or something.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

We have a shitload of repaving going on around here too. I'll be glad when the money runs out because traffic is terrible.

6:56 AM  
Blogger g said...

Hope.
Change.

Obama 2012.

New slogan - "Short term gain, long term debt"

6:36 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Auntie, I agree with that!

Darev, it is a County road, so I'll blame Wegner, which doesn't matter since he never replies to email anyway.

Syd, we all know how you don't like being slowed down.

g, realize the more times the money is circulated the more the government gets back in taxes and at least the infrastructure is being supported.

5:32 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

And they laid down another mile yesterday...

9:42 AM  
Blogger g said...

Not what I would call a sustainable practice.

6:49 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

It actually is as opposed to letting businesses go under and having more unemployed and in the end we have better infrastructure and money in circulation. Win-win.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Tango said...

I don't know about your area, but here no new jobs have been reported with all the monies received.
http://www.recovery.gov/Pages/home.aspx

4:37 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Here it is preserving jobs. A big Republican owned paving company got this big contract. It keep his employees off unemployment for a couple weeks.

5:27 AM  

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