The clown of the state of Washington and the clown of the state of Oregon decided what bridge design they're going to use to ram down our throats... but of course, neither one of those two idiots will ever have to pay the toll they're foisting on us to get this thing built.
There are others... even in Oregon, who see how screwed up the numbers are for this unneeded, unwanted and unneccesary waste of billions of dollars to entend loot rail about 5 feet into Vancouver, Steve Duin breaks it down with a reality check that our local kitty litter box liner wouldn't be caught dead publishing... because as the Jacks debacle shows, facts have no place in their universe when they get in the way of the agenda.
The CPAs see the crock in the Columbia River Crossing
Published: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 10:00 AMAt the 2011 Legislature, there's no doubt where labor and the public employee unions stand on the Columbia River Crossing.
Twenty-thousand jobs, baby. Bring it on.
Big business and the transportation departments of Oregon and Washington? They're competing for head cheerleader.
Gov. John Kitzhaber? He dropped the project in the lap of Patricia McCaig, his campaign manager, whose company has already reaped $130,000 in consulting fees. Full speed ahead.
But the Legislature's two certified public accountants?
They're waving red flags and setting off flares.
"I'm a freshman legislator," says Rep. Katie Brewer, R-Hillsboro, "but I'm not a freshman CPA." And to sign on to House Joint Memorial 22, which begs the feds to throw another $1.25 billion at the project, Brewer said, "would be practicing legislative malpractice. I'm not willing to do that."
Neither is Sen. Chris Telfer, R-Bend. "There's no one in the world who should lend money (based) on the information we have," said Telfer, who has a 26-year career as a CPA.
"We don't have a bill. We don't have a project. We don't have a way to pay it back."
Then slime just pours off the pair of them as it does any "local community leader" that will not fight to the last breath to allow a county-wide vote on this abortion.
And, of course, you know damned well you'll never read this in the democratian.