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April 18, 2006

Porkbustin': Free Money Follies

Trent Lott is determined to use Katrina funds to move a train line that was just upgraded at significant cost to the taxpayer.

They claim all this is necessary to protect the growing coastal population from "rail accidents." (Ummm, how many of these happen per year?)

Opponents say it's just a gift to casino and property developers.

Once again: if this is so crucially important to the economy/safety of Mississippi, then Mississippians ought to have no problem paying for it with state and local tax money.

But when there's free federal money available, decidedly low-priority projects suddenly become "crucial." Why not spend $700 million or so on some minor improvements in a train line if you're not paying for it?

Trent Lott... the gift that keeps on giving.


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