US Debt Keeps Rising! Do YOU have a spare $166,000?

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$166,000, Does this number look familiar? That is each taxpayer’s burden in US National Debt in 2017 & growing every second. REALLY???

This is beyond ridiculous! Taxpayers for Common Sense shows lots of ways our tax dollars are being wasted:
Taxpayers for Common Sense!

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Happy 15th Anniversary KICK66 Website!

KICK66 is an alliance of interested groups and individuals united against I-66 being built in Kentucky. Its roots go back to the last century, ever since building I-66 was proposed.

“6/17/02 AGAIN, THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ATTENDING THE CC MTG. NOT CONNECTED W/THE CC WERE OPPOSED TO THE ROAD.

We have started this new KICK66 page to republish the original KICK66 from the archives. Enjoy!

Amazing that comments from 2002 are still relevant today.

Our many thanks to our many KICK66 founders, consultants, contributors and supporters too numerous to mention!

I-66 = Pork Barrel Spending

“They’re talking about budget cuts in our schools, how in the world can we afford to spend all that money on a road that isn’t wanted or needed?”

“I can’t understand that if this road is supposed to cross the country from Fresno, CA to Washington, D.C., why it would go through south KY in the first place. Guaranteed all the tourists will speed through this state at 75 mph, and not stop til they get to Virginia! The other thing is that no other state is planning this road-they said it wasn’t needed, even the Feds said it wasn’t needed. Why is KY so adamant in building this road?”

“I agree, I do not see any reason for this road. I am from the Chicago area where there is a road, an interstate, in every direction you can think of. I moved here partly because of the beauty and cleanliness of the area! I have not gone anywhere that I have thought, “gee I wish there was a different road cutting right through here!” If this road was needed or would benefit us in any way, I would say go for it, but that is not the case.”

-“My neighbor, its called Federal Pork Barrel spending. I am an Alabamian who lived in Somerset for 3 yrs from 1998-2001 and I traveled the 80 East corridor to London every week and Hwy 92 from Williamsburg to PineKnot every week as well. Everyone that ever came to visit me in that area always remarked how beautiful the natural surroundings were and I am here to tell you that Kentucky is one of the most beautiful states in America and I should know since I traveled extensively through south and central KY for several years. I have explored from Bowling Green to Campbellsville, Liberty, Russell Springs, Danville (awesome), Harrodsburg (awesome), Lancaster, Crab Orchard, Stanford, Nicholsville, Lexington, Richmond, Berea, London, Manchester, Corbin, Williamsburg and many more small hamlets I can no longer recall. In a word, Beautiful, relaxing and safe. I love KY and hope y’all fight anything that would change the way it is today.”

-“They should just use Route 80.”

– “They should just use Route 64.”

– “At this time when KY can’t agree on a budget, revenue shortfalls are being predicted, this road is ludicrous.”

-“These are our tax dollars-people should be less complacent about this issue.”

The Beautiful Daniel Boone National Forest-driving on Route 80

1-6-03-“I have been interested in the I-66 thing. While I’m from Ohio, I have been going to Laurel Lake for over 20 yrs and am still amazed at the beauty of the place and the surrounding Daniel Boone Forest. I find it amazing that the politicians could get something like this passed in the legislature. I really don’t see the need for it with existing roads in place. While traveling to Somerset on 80 last summer, I was almost the only one on the road so I really can’t see why we need another interstate.”

Yes, we’re Broke!

“The state is crying no money, they’re letting prisoners out of the jails, they’re cutting school’s budgets & talking about raising taxes. Yet they got their pay raise last year and they can build this brand new super road that we don’t need, along with the expo center in Pikeville-a place I wouldn’t go even if they paid me! They should put this on the ballot, let the people decide if we want to spend an outrageous amount of our tax money for this road. Then they’ll have to tell us what it’ll REALLY end up costing.”