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  • The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Bay Bridge that never was

    12/10/2017 1:01:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Curbed San Francisco ^ | December 8, 2017 | Brock Keeling and Alex Bevk
    Editor's Note: This article was originally published in June 2012 and has been updated with the most recent information. After the construction of the Bay Bridge in 1933, San Francisco began considering duplicating the bridge and running a second one further south across the bay. Enter Frank Lloyd Wright, a little-known architect whose idea and design for a second Bay Bridge never came to fruition. The noted architect hated the idea of a second steel structure similar to the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. Partnering with engineer Jaroslav J. Polivka, Wright proposed a concrete "Butterfly Bridge,” spanning from Army Street (now...
  • Turnpike moves ahead with final design of Mon-Fayette Expressway

    11/28/2017 1:04:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 7, 2017 | Ed Blazina
    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission authorized nearly $34 million in final design contracts Tuesday for an eight-mile stretch of the Mon-Fayette Expressway from Jefferson Hills to Duquesne. If final design goes as expected, construction could begin in 2022 for the first of three remaining segments needed to finish the last 14 miles of the highway from Jefferson Hills to the Parkway East in Monroeville at a projected cost of $2.1 billion. That’s more than the $1.68 billion cost of the first 60 miles of the highway, started more than 40 years ago in northern West Virginia. The commission’s action Tuesday increased...
  • Official Report: Illegals Costing American Taxpayers $135 Billion A Year

    09/27/2017 7:48:53 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Broadly, the costs include $29 billion in free medical care, $23 billion for law enforcement and $46 billion for free education. So says the Federation for American Immigration Reform in its report, titled "The Fiscal Burden Of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers," which is the most comprehensive cost tally from FAIR.
  • Illegal immigrants cost taxpayers nearly $750 billion over lifetime: Report

    08/03/2017 9:18:29 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/03/2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Deporting the country’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants would cost nearly $125 billion, but allowing them to remain in the U.S. could cost taxpayers far more, according to a new report being released Thursday by a think tank that wants to see stricter immigration limits. Steven A. Camarota, research director at the Center for Immigration Studies, crunched the numbers and found that the current population of illegal immigrants will drain nearly $750 billion from taxpayers over their lifetimes — amounting to six times the deportation costs. “Sometimes people say look, we couldn’t deport everybody because it’s prohibitively expensive,” Mr. Camarota...
  • REPORT: $12.7 Trillion Needed To Meet Paris Climate Accord’s Goal

    06/15/2017 11:38:05 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/15/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    A whopping $7.4 trillion will be spent globally on new green energy facilities in the coming decades, but another $5.3 trillion is needed to meet the goals of the Paris climate accord, according to a new report. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is out with a new long-term energy outlook report, this time projecting a total of $12.7 trillion to keep projected global warming below 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century — a goal of the Paris accord. BNEF projects $7.4 trillion will be invested in new green energy capacity by 2040, and that global carbon dioxide...
  • Pyke: 5 takeaways from the tollway's momentous Route 53 decision

    06/10/2017 10:55:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | May 30, 2017 | Marni Pyke
    After years of angst over whether to extend Route 53 north into Lake County, the Illinois tollway moved with dizzying speed last week approving a $25 million study of the project. But while the board's vote took seconds, there were hours of fraught testimony from environmentalists fearful of pollution, residents worried about losing their homes, commuters sick of sitting in traffic and construction industry representatives lobbying for jobs. Here are five take-aways from a momentous week: 1. Promising to pay for the extension could be a game-changer. Unlike his predecessors, Chairman Bob Schillerstrom pledged that if Route 53 is extended,...
  • 9 U.S. highway tunnel projects: Insights into what we might get if I-81 is a tunnel

    04/29/2017 8:12:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | April 26, 2017 | Charley Hannagan
    Syracuse, N.Y. --There's not a lot tunnel building going on in the United States. Four highway tunnels have been completed over the last 10 years in the U.S. Four more tunnel projects are under construction or in design. And one long discussed project that would have tunneled underneath a national forest in California was dropped. Could be a tunnel in Syracuse's future for Interstate 81? After a tunnel was initially rejected, a tunnel or depressed highway is back on the table as an option to replace Interstate 81's 1.4 mile section of raised highway in Syracuse. The DOT at first...
  • 5 examples of lies, fraud, corruption in U.S. refugee program

    02/10/2017 9:32:04 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 4 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 02/10/2017 | Paul Bremmer
    As the debate over President Trump’s travel ban rages in courts of law and public opinion, one new book reminds Americans what’s at stake if the nation’s leaders allow nearly unchecked immigration from Muslim countries to continue on its current path.
  • Lost in security concerns are the economic costs to taxpayers of refugee resettlement

    02/05/2017 4:50:47 PM PST · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | Feb 5, 2017 | Ann Corcoran
    I told you recently that the Office of Refugee Resettlement had published its 2015 Annual Report to Congress Below are some charts from the report (beginning on page 16) that are very instructive. By the way, when the Leftist Open Borders gang publishes economic studies that claim that refugees bring economic boom times to struggling communities, they surely don’t factor in the cost of welfare use by refugees (or the education costs, or the criminal justice system costs). LOL!, maybe they figure federal welfare dollars (grown on trees in Washington) flowing to certain communities are income to the community. Let’s...
  • Health Care’s Bipartisan Problem: The Sick Are Expensive and Someone Has to Pay

    01/13/2017 12:00:44 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 106 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 12, 2017 | Anna Wilde Mathews and Louise Radnofsky
    The 2010 health law, also known as Obamacare, forced insurers to sell coverage to anyone, at the same price, regardless of their risk of incurring big claims. That provision was popular. Not so were rules requiring nearly everyone to have insurance, and higher premiums for healthy people to subsidize the costs of the sick. If policyholders don’t pick up the tab, who will? Letting insurers refuse to sell to individuals with what the industry calls a “pre-existing condition”—in essence, forcing some of the sick to pay for themselves—is something both parties appear to have ruled out. Insurers could charge those...
  • 2017 Healthcare.gov premiums up 25 pct

    10/25/2016 2:53:16 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 9 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10-24-2016 | Caroline Humer, Clarke, Grebler, Matthew Lewis
    Oct 24 (Reuters) - The average premium for benchmark 2017 Obamacare insurance plans sold on Healthcare.gov rose 25 percent compared with 2016, the U.S. government said on Monday, the biggest increase since the insurance first went on sale in 2013 for the following year. The average monthly premium for the benchmark plan is rising to $302 from $242 in 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services said. The agency attributed the large increase to insurers adjusting their premiums to reflect two years of cost data that became available.
  • Feds spend nearly $20,000 to settle every refugee

    06/08/2016 11:42:20 AM PDT · by milford421 · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/8/16 | Paul Bedard
    "Federal taxpayers are on the hook for nearly $20,000 just to settle each refugee and asylum seeker, who are then immediately eligible for cash welfare, food stamps, housing and medical aid, according to a new report on the "refugee industry."" "The report from the Negative Population Growth Inc. said that the U.S. is currently accepting about 95,000 refugees and asylees. That is in addition to the over 500,000 legal and illegal immigrants coming to the U.S."
  • The Price of Resettling Refugees in America

    05/18/2016 2:36:29 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | Mar 10, 2016
    The sovereignty of America is quietly being eroded as details have emerged surrounding the Obama administrations proposed budget for 2017 in regards to the resettlement of refugees and illegal aliens in our cities and towns. The requested budget by the President for fiscal year 2017, which begins October 1, 2016, is $2,184,860,000. According to the White House over $2 billion in funds is needed in order to “support a total of 213,000 ‘humanitarian arrivals’in FY 2017, including 100,000 refugees, consistent with the administrations commitment to admit at least this number of refugees in 2017.”
  • Number of School Districts in Deficit Plummets

    05/09/2016 5:11:15 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/5/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The state Department of Education reports that the number of Michigan school districts expected to finish the current school year with a budget deficit may be the lowest in nine years. The state could have a few as 23 school districts in deficit when the books close on the current school year in June, according to the department's most recent list. A deficit means that the district spent more for operations than the amount of direct and indirect tax revenue it received to cover those costs. The signs of financial stability come at a time when Republicans and Democrats are...
  • Report:Taxpayer Cost for Each Illegal Unaccompanied Child Budgeted at $17,613 & Statistics Video

    05/05/2016 7:54:45 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 2 2016 | CAROLINE MAY
    As the influx of unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors from Central America has increased, so too has the cost to assist each migrant, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies. CIS reveals that the cost per “unaccompanied alien child” has more than doubled since FY 2010, when the cost per UAC was $8,217. CIS projects that the cost in FY 2017 will reach $17,613. CIS senior researcher Nayla Rush, the author of the report, reached the cost per UAC by looking at the total budget requests for UACs in FY 2017 and the number of UACs expected...
  • Healthcare cost financially ruining workers

    04/25/2016 1:36:20 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies
    Work | 25 April 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Coworkers going nuts about healthcare costs. Healthcare Act is going to ruin low-end workers financially. Huge sucking sound of money leaving the economy. Government probably has in mind to get it all to single payer so they can abscond with the money.
  • Higher Education Subsidies: Is College More ‘Affordable’ for Those Who Don’t Go?

    03/07/2016 7:27:47 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/28/2016 | James Hohman
    Gov. Rick Snyder recommends spending $61 million more than last year on Michigan’s 15 state universities — a 4.3 percent increase. If the Legislature wants to do a favor for taxpayers as well as keep a handle on tuition increases, it should not approve this hike in spending. Snyder’s intention to hike appropriations to state universities was met by applause from the usual quarters, such as university lobbyist Dan Hurley of the Michigan Association of State Universities. He told The Detroit News that the higher spending “sends a very strong signal from a governor and his administration that college affordability...
  • Morgan Stanley's CEO just uttered the 3 words every employee dreads: Lower Cost Centers

    01/19/2016 1:36:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/19/2016 | Portia Crowe and Matt Turner
    Morgan Stanley just announced fourth-quarter earnings, and it is providing detail to investors on a cost-saving plan called Project Streamline. During a conference call, CEO James Gorman uttered a sentence that will most likely make the bank's staff shudder. "Too many employees based in high-cost centers are doing work that can sensibly be done in LOWER-COST CENTERS," he said. "Now is the time to tackle head-on our infrastructure costs." The mention of "lower-cost centers" most likely means the bank is looking to shift jobs overseas or to low-cost locations in the US. His comments echo a line in his presentation,...
  • Amid Airstrikes In Syria, US Officials Admire Russia's Cost-Effective Military Campaign

    12/28/2015 10:24:37 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    IBT ^ | 12-28-2015 | Christopher Harress
    Senior members of the U.S. administration have praised Russia’s successful and cost-effective military campaign in Syria, undermining U.S. President Barack Obama’s statements from earlier this year that Moscow’s involvement in the war and attempts to prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government would drain its resources and see its military stuck in a long, drawn-out fight. "I think it's indisputable that the Assad regime, with Russian military support, is probably in a safer position than it was," a senior administration official who asked to remain anonymous told Reuters on Monday. Five other unidentified U.S. officials interviewed by Reuters also said...
  • COUNTING THE COST OF fREEDOM

    12/25/2015 9:53:45 AM PST · by windhover · 5 replies
    The cost of Liberty is high,and is likely to remain so; because it is a visible wound in the decaying flesh of Tyranny, and Freedom's voluntary soldiers must inflict it again and again with their lives. Each generation is called to "consider the cost",and over 240 years that call has been answered and the cost paid. As never before, since the Civil War, has the cost of our presidential election been higher, and our Freedom been in greater jeopardy. America is morally and spiritually adrift; and in the hands of a masterful demagogue, who has brought great devastation to our...