Monday, September 29, 2008
Bailout fails as plan included "Tunnel to Somewhere"
Senator Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania called the Tunnel to Somewhere one of the most egregious examples of possible pork barrel spending ever.
Had the $700 billion dollar bailout plan been passed it would have included the construction of a much needed $200 million highway tunnel in western Pennsylvania. The tunnel, planned for route I-80, would be used by millions of drivers annually.
"We can't have all this pork barrel spending. Pork barrel spending has got to be stopped. I don't know about all this pork barrel spending," said Spector.