Highway Robbery

Tom Price takes note of a manuver by Senator Baucus (D-MT) that would remove $50 million from the Emergency Supplemental Appropriates Bill previously dedicated to highway infrastructure (Georgia would get $1.7 mil of it). Baucus would instead have the money fund entirely fund a project in Montana.

Price is calling for a fight. I think a lot of people would first call for an investigation into why the Emergency Supplemental has money for highways and, should be be legit, then join Price’s fight.

In any event, I haven’t heard any of the others in the Georgia delegation raise this issue yet. Kingston, being the appropriator, might want to look into this.

5 comments

  1. Bill Simon says:

    Speaking of Tom Price and highway funding, I have a question: Is ANY part of the funding of the expansion of 400 (the road in Fulton County that runs north and south) coming from federal funds?

    Note to Grant with the Price campaign: Don’t get on here and lie.

  2. John McCain 2008 says:

    I was thinking the same thing too the other day Mojo.

    Congressman Price is once again showing his excellence in representing and fighting for the needs of the people of the 6th district. Max Baucus will not get away with spending taxpayer dollars on large pork barrel projects in the 2nd LEAST populated state in America.

  3. Demonbeck says:

    Funding non-emergency projects in an emergency supplemental is par for the course. $50 million is tiddlywinks.

    It’s only pork if you’re not getting it. If Price had scored $50 million from the Emergency Supplemental for GA 400, you’d all be singing his praises.

    In the grand scheme of things, this sounds like a paltry sum to get upset over, but this is an election year.

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