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Schumer´s Losing This One
Weekly Standard, by Fred Barnes

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/11/2017 4:57:06 AM

On November 12, 2015, officials in New York and New Jersey thought they had struck it rich. They had arranged a 50-50 deal with the federal government in which the feds would pay for half the cost of a new tunnel under the Hudson River, the renovation of Penn Station, and a lot more. An announcement said the “new federal commitment” included creation of a “development corporation to leverage billions in federal grant and loan funding.” With the estimated cost of the project now at $29 billion, that would mean $14.5 billion coming from Washington. The government loans would come on

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 8/11/2017 6:46:10 AM     (No. 11348361)

The "Big Dig" on steroids.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nimby, 8/11/2017 7:09:29 AM     (No. 11348371)

But, but, but he wanted the space shuttle from the space center in Houston!! More important than taking care of his state´s infrastructure.

BTW, didn´t DeBlasio also claim he supported illegals in NY, when the entire country was told that federal funding would be cut to sanctuary cities? Why should our tax dollars support their " big dig" project?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 8/11/2017 7:14:53 AM     (No. 11348374)

I don´t need to go to NYC, do you?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/11/2017 8:25:02 AM     (No. 11348434)

Why do we need all those commissions anyway?

A Federal Railroad Administration, an undersecretary for policy and an assistant secretary for government affairs.

There must be an assistant undersecretary for government policy on railroad ties.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dvc, 8/11/2017 12:07:35 PM     (No. 11348677)

Pay for your own infrastructure, NYC.

We pay for ours out here in fly-over-country.

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