Part of the Republicans’ proposal to cut $60 billion from the federal budget includes a $600 million funding cut for border security. Yet last week House Republicans – including South Sound Reps. Dave Reichert and Jaime Herrera Beutler (TNT, 3-6) – defeated Democrats’ effort to cancel $183 million earmarked for the so-called “bridge to nowhere” in Alaska.
Yes, it’s the same bridge that brought attention to the disgusting waste in D.C. several years ago. And now it’s going to be built, thanks to the Republicans. Now that’s what I call having one’s priorities in order.