The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 January 2008

The mark of the E

The Oklahoman ran a partial list of Oklahoma-related earmarks in that huge federal-spending bill, and as pork goes, we seem to have gotten mostly rinds. This is the one, though, that really gets me:

$500,000 for the I-40 Crosstown Expressway project.

Half a million bucks for a project that's going to cost over a billion? What is this, National See If Tom Coburn Is Sleeping Day? Five hundred Gs wouldn't build one good onramp — not that we have any real experience in this state when it comes to building good onramps.

Posted at 8:41 AM to Soonerland

I have to admit that almost all of these sound worthy, maybe not FEDERAL worthy. I haven't seen one that made me think "What the Hell?!?!?!"

But still, some of these should be at state & local level

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 10:38 AM on 3 January 2008