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South Florida stimulus projects decried as wasteful

Senate Republicans John McCain and Tom Coburn included several South Florida projects in their latest report bashing what they say is wasteful government spending.

Among them: restoration of what the report calls "One of Nation’s Least Visited Parks" -- the Dry Tortugas National Park. Visitors to Key West, Florida with enough time and money can explore one of the National Park Service’s (NPS) less convenient destinations—Dry Tortugas National Park. Located 70 miles off shore, the park is almost entirely underwater and accessible only by airplane, private boat or ferry. Despite its remote location, the park will get $13,304,484 in repairs for its main above-water attraction, Fort Jefferson."

Also, Florida International University, where researchers got nearly $60,000 "to document and provide statistical analysis regarding the rise of colonial lawsuits in the Spanish Empire."

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RPOF SUX

Quite Frankly F John McCain. He bold faced lied during the presidential election about the history and dangers of off shore oil drilling. He has proven that his personal political motivations supersedes his dedication to the country in the last ten years.
Florida's greatest assets are some of its most remote locations. We treasure and prize those areas that are relatively unspoiled, and your pork barrel aim need look no further than the direction you are already facing; far to the right, fighting for your political life because you left the center.

mcsanro

Fort Jefferson is a national treasure. I'm glad someone decided to spend $13,304,484 to make sure it survives another century. Besides when did it become okay in John McCain's book to award Citi, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, etc. $700,000,000,000.00 but not okay to award that money to our National Parks.

To think I voted for the man disturbs me.

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