8/26/03 “We need an overall theme: The Baghdad Bypass: $14 billion dollars of Pork. While all of us have been focused on the conquest of Baghdad and the rebuilding of Iraq for $140 billion of our tax dollars, Mitch McConnell, Paul Patton, and Ron Lewis have found a way to build a four lane bypass around Baghdad through Kentucky. While KY’s roads go to gravel and suffer from neglect, the politicians and contractors are quietly making a no-demand, no-traffic proposed road look like the peoples’ choice. Who benefits from I-66? Politicians and contractors highjacking millions of dollars of profit from unbid contracts. Here’s how they do it: They get bunches of ordinary people to look at fancy maps and diagrams. Just vote where you think the road should go, says the DOT.
DON’T ASK WHY BUILD IT AT ALL (Yer outa order!)
DON’T ASK HOW MUCH IT WILL COST (Yer outa order!)
DON’T ASK WHY NOT FIX THE ROADS WE’VE GOT? (Yer outa order!)
DON’T ASK WHY IS IT CUT INTO SMALL SEGMENTS LIKE SALAMI? (Yer outa order!)
DON’T ASK HOW MANY LOCAL BUSINESSES AND DOWNTOWNS WILL GO BUST? (Yer outa order!)
Think about it: If Sadaam wanted to bankrupt America, wouldn’t he build a new four lane road accross Kentucky for $14 billion? America’s DEBT is $6.4 trillion. Politicians want to raise that debt limit to more than $11 trillion.
Who will pay for this road NOBODY needs? You, your children, your children’s children, long after the road has turned to gravel like the rest of Kentucky’s roads.
Also don’t forget — we refer to the far eastern segment of I66 as “The Highway Paved With Gold” due to its high cost. Let us know what other names we can call the illegal segments