Skip to comments.MI Senators ask for $20 million to save lighthouses
Posted on 09/28/2008 10:50:53 AM PDT by mombyprofession
Levin, Stabenow seek lighthouse grant program
Posted: Sep 28, 2008 07:29 AM
Updated: Sep 28, 2008 07:39 AM
DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan's senators want to create a federal program to help pay for the preservation of historic lighthouses.
U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow have introduced a bill to let states and nonprofit organizations apply for competitive grants to restore and maintain lighthouses.
The two Democrats say the pilot program would distribute $20 million a year for three years. Funds would be distributed based on the percentage of historic lighthouses in each state.
Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state.
The bill was introduced Wednesday and referred to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
The answer should be NO. They need to get off their butts and raise private money.
Sell them. Plenty of people would like to own a lighthouse as a personal home.
Levin and Stabenow should be arrested for treason.
This has been done for our local lighthouses. We, the folks who live around them, maintain them and raise funds for their upkeep. Sorry, Carl, you'll have to go without your pork for this election!
U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow ....how much are they donating?....... each?
I imagine that the patriotic taxpayers of Michigan wouldn’t mind a tax increase to get this done. The rest of us are busy with the lowlife “bailout.”
There is already a program for lighthouses. Any one can buy a lighthouse. However you have to restore it to as close as its original state as possible.
Exactly! There are lots of people who would love to contribute to saving such treasures of history. It should not, however, be the role of the government to do this.
This would be a far better use of Ford Foundation money than what they usually spend it on (left-wing “educational” psychobabble).
Perhaps MI Freepers could suggest to Stabenow and Levin that they seek help from the auto industry foundations.
ask why it’s got to cost the govt $20 million dollars to SELL defunct lighthouses to private individuals?
Maybe we ought to keep them and put windmills on top, that might be worth our tax dollars
Is there no end?
This kind of crap has got to stop.
Michigan’s senators want to create a federal program to help pay for the preservation of historic lighthouses.
Let’s see, Michagan has no jobs for their citizens, their capital is a shithole all but taken over by the Islamists and they want Federal money for lighthouses????
No wonder the American people rate Congress in the low teens............
That means $60 million over three years, not $20 million. They can punt.
Obambi’s Detroit rally was just on FOX, he was talking about how Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow “fight for you.” Ah huh
The lighthouses will be useful as Muslim minurets when Detroitistan expands.
Maybe Stabenow’s husband could donate some of the money he has sit aside for hookers.
They see it as easy money. Our Congress uses our money as though we don’t work for it. Our tax system needs to be changed so that the only money raised is support our military and few other programs.
PRIVATE investments should do that, NOT THE GOVERNMENT!
We have an historical organization that does exactly that. Not one dime comes from the government so why should they be ‘special’?
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