No matter. In today's example of democrat double-talk, we get this beaut:
"This is a significant victory," said Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat, adding that the amount was "substantially lower than what we had hoped it to be."
First of all, it's meaningless. I-912 will pass overwhelmingly. Attempting to use this phantom cash as a reason to vote against I-912 is, well, bizarre. Relatively speaking, $220 million is chump change... cab fare relative to the estimated $4 billion (before cost overruns) cost of replacing the Viaduct.
Second, it is NOT a "significant victory," when the amount in question is "substantially lower than what we had hoped it to be."
But then, Murray is famous for lying about her accomplishments... everything from her act of taking credit for keeping VA hospitals open in this state thru her efforts on the multi-billion dollar Boeing tanker lease scandal to now providing us with federal spare change for this multi-billion dollar project.
She is all too typical of the democrat neo-comm's infesting our governmental system.
Friday, July 29, 2005 - Page updated at 12:00 AM
Viaduct money pledged; it may hinge on gas tax
By Alicia Mundy
Seattle Times Washington bureau
House vote to clear longtime impasse on highway bill
In Nation/World: Measure passes House amid some grumbling
WASHINGTON — Washington state wrung a promise of $220 million from Congress to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct yesterday, but lawmakers warned the money could disappear if voters approve a popular anti-gas-tax initiative this fall.
And the amount contained in the long-term transportation-funding bill being finalized in Congress is about a fifth of the $1 billion Seattle's mayor once requested to help replace the aging viaduct.
Still, the state's congressional delegation celebrated its bipartisan efforts after the money was approved yesterday by the joint House-Senate committee that reconciled competing versions of the bill.
The bill now goes back to the House and Senate for final votes, expected by today.