Skip to comments.Turnpike targets $3.75 Million for Traveler Information Systems (1996: Rick Santorun Pork)
Posted on 06/16/2011 5:49:27 PM PDT by JimWayne
"I want to thank several members of Pennsylvania's Congressional delegation for their bi-partisan support in securing the ITS grant," Durbin said. "Senators Arlen Spector and Rick Santorum were outstanding in their support of this effort. Congressmen Tom Foglietta, John Fox, John Murtha and Joe McDade were also instrumental in securing the funding in the House of Representatives. I thank them all and look forward to their continued support as the Turnpike moves toward the implementation of more advanced information and communication systems."
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Another cannibalistic poster. The democrats LOVE people like you. Republican cannibals are why democrats, even though they are in the extreme minority, keep getting elected.
Santorum is one of the good guys. Anyone can see that.
“Santorum is one of the good guys. Anyone can see that.”
Wrong. I support Sarah Palin and politicians like her. Santorum is a Romney supporter. I will never forgive him. So he steals my money and you still support him? He voted for ethanol, voted for Amtrak and supported Mitt Romney. He will once again support Mitt Romney (if Romney wins due to the conservative votes getting split, I am willing to wager that Santorum will be his running mate). I cannot support Rick Santorum no matter what. The moderates who believe in “bipartisanship” should join the Democrat Party.
Better than bridges to no where, tunnels to no where, airports with no passengers.
If he is a good guy, why did he vote for ethanol (this is related to Climate Change)? Why did he endorse Mitt Romney? Why did he get pork funding for useless stuff like those listed above? Why did he want even more theft in favor of Amtrak? Answer why I should support all of these.
So instead of protecting us against dirty bombs, I find they are more likely to be used to tax and fine.
So by that logic, we should let the pubbies say one thing after they have done something else... And then excuse it away so they can get elected...
ALL the declared candidates have warts... I for one want to see who the BEST is during the primary process. If that means calling EACH & EVERY one of them out, then so be it... The “debate” the other night was disgraceful. They should have been beating up on each other more and 0bama less... One only need to look around to see what he’s accomplished...
“Without Carter, there would not have been Reagan”...
Where’s our Reagan?
I sure as hell wish our useless congressional delegation down here in Maryland would do that, why should we have to pay tolls to use our roads when our gas taxes are used to pay for shiny new non-toll highways in other states.
He also supported abortion in 1990 before he learnt to use the pro-life rhetoric to get votes.
Not only that, even Reagan had his liberal moments. No GOP contender is perfect, but every liberal contender is awful.
“Wheres our Reagan?”
By your logic, you would have blackballed Reagan for MANY, MANY things he did.
I’m glad you’re serious, but you have to divide between sheep and goats/wheat and chaff a little more carefully than the way these Connibals do.
Why give a Federal Taxation scheme even more reason for being and grow the stakeholders in the moneys shanghaied for us by such taxation?
“alpha-particle capable radiation detectors”
There would be no point in putting up such a device. An alpha particle is HUGE. They have a maximum travelling distance of a few inches.
But yeah, tracking technology sucks. Don’t get an EZ-pass!
Santorum isn’t the worst of the lot, but I heard him defend earmarks on the Bill Bennett show a few weeks back when a move was made to end earmarks. I think too much D.C. rubbed off on him when he was in the House and Senate.
Wow....you dug deep to find this on Santorum. He is a decent man despite his flaws....he won’t need your help, he’s going nowhere
Sort of ...
I’m not saying “trust”. Only God deserves trust!
What’s he doing anyway? Is he running for the nomination? This is the 1st news I’ve read today
Yawn. Find a new hobby, will you?
I knew it’s early in the process but I don’t think conservatives should be offering any kind of support to candidates like Santorum. I don’t think he’ll go anywhere but he doesn’t deserve any support at this point.
Let’s see...that would be 15 years ago. The duty of a Congresscritter has always been to get the perks for his district. For better or for worse, if it was out there, it was his duty to get it. He wasn’t a policy-maker, and there was a lot of money flowing around at that time.
Actually, I like Santorum but I wasn’t really gung-ho...until now. Anybody the Dems are trying to destroy must have something going for him!
No it has not been so. That is a sick view of duty.
Here is the DUTY of any Congressman, according to the Constitution:
I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Yes, but realistically speaking, Congressman have always been the little guy’s voice in DC, particularly when this meant a project that could bring bucks to their districts.
One of the reasons certain Congressmen were so popular even though they were totally lame in other ways was that you could literally complain to them about a lack of street lighting in your town ... and if they were clever, it would get fixed.
Is this a good thing? No, but that’s reality. I don’t think one can blame Santorum for getting things for his district.
Tracking technology paid for by the government that can serve advanced taxation schemes such as peak usage fees does indeed suck. And the cameras allow for expansion beyond just EZ pass holders.
Plus you were a bit wrong about the rad scanners. Not about the distance most alphas travel — the limit of direct detection. But here I went and looked up just a couple of articles that use alternative technology than sees alphas farther away.
Admittedly I overestimated how far that technology progressed to date, but when I first saw these poles going up on the side of the road I thought they housed air sampling radiation detection devices, and that gave me to speculate about the other parts hanging on them which I later learned were EZ pass scanners, as I did.
In any case this is a very timely article to post. Mr. Santorum and his supporters should welcome it. It’s an opportunity to explain, expound and expand—to reach outwards towards concerned voters. That’s the way of winners.
You seem to take the posting of it as a entree to complain, to demand silent compliance, to hector, to cloak. To belittle the concerned. That’s the way of losers.
Yes I can blame ANY representative who turns government into a hog farm with hogs to be slaughtered, butchered, cured, canned and shipped back to his district. THAT is against the oath.
Agreed, there should be no federal fuel tax. But as long as it exists, the people paying it should derive some benefit from it.
If Rick Santorum was simply demanding that federal gas taxes paid by Pennsylvania motorists be spent on frivolous gadgets to be installed on highways in Pennsylvania, what is wrong with that?
There, fixed your question for you.
No, you are not. You will probably be defending the RINOs.
Oh? As long as your sister is a non-virgin ...
What wonderful logic (NOT) that is.
Clearly, there is a divide between people who believe in an ideology and people like you who are in it for the freebies you get by robbing other people.
LOL! Good one.
Oh for pete’s sake. Nobody is robbing anybody. As I pointed out, the money was there and it was there for projects of that sort. He would have been remiss if he didn’t try to get it for his district.
Would he even vote for a project like this now? I doubt it.
But don’t cut him down for something done 15 years ago that was neither illegal, immoral or something that every congress critter didn’t think he was sent there to do.
I don’t know what planet you live on, but it sure ain’t this one.
That money is collected by the federal government. Should it be collected (in such quantities)? No.
But it is and it is then either spent to buy a new jet for the president or spent on somebody’s highway project or somebody’s insane research project or simply given away (like the 6 billion dollars shipped to Iraq that disappeared).
In an ideal world, the entire tax system would be revised and the federal government wouldn’t get enough money to be able to throw it away. But as long as it is what it is, getting something for his district is what a congressman does, and there’s far worse uses of the money.
Why are some folks here suddenly digging up stuff done 15 years ago...as I said, neither illegal nor immoral, nor, in fact, necessarily wrong...to attack somebody who is pretty conservative in other ways? Are we doing “circular firing squad,” or are we doing Dem operative stuff?
We best be doing Dem operative stuff, because the Primary season is the exactly proper time and place to do it!
If we are slack about digging up all the dirt, emptying the closets of skeletons and airing them out, those very Dem operatives will make the most of them come election time.