Look, we all know that democrats and Identity Vancouver salivate at the idea of ramming Loot Rail down our collective throats here in Clark County.
That’s the whole idea of the latest colossal waste of money, Rep. Deb Wallace’s $50 to $88 million dollar initial boondoggle on the I-5 Bridge.
Terry Schiavo would know that replacing the I-5 Bridge without eliminating the Delta Park Bottleneck would be a colossal waste of money. We also know that since Wallace is a democrat, she’s incapable of giving a damn about wasting money. They wasted so much money in this legislative session that they tacked on a mere $800 million in excess taxes (and kids, by the way… that’s roughly $130 tax increase for each of us… every man, woman and child in this state) that they’ve proven themselves incapable of caring about OPM.
That said, the main thrust of Wallace’s bridge replacement boondoggle isn’t to do what it should do (which is, frankly, to move more truck and car traffic…) Nope… it’s to put a Loot Rail capability on the Bridge so the downtown leftists can get their multi-billion dollar boondoggle in place!
And that’s only the FIRST stupid reason to put a toll on the bridge.
The SECOND stupid reason to put a toll on the Bridge is that it’s the WRONG BRIDGE!
We do NOT need the I-5 Bridge to be replaced. Instead, we need another bridge altogether, located in either the Camas or Ridgefield areas. Eventually, we will have to have one in BOTH locations, but Camas should probably be first.
ANY money spent on replacing the I-5 Bridge is a WASTE of money… And reason enough right there to vote no on any gas tax increase.