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Congress blows $50 million of our money on a park…in the Virgin Islands

Normally, a politician jumps on pork to please the constituents back home.  In this case, there are no voters (legal, anyway) in the Virgin Islands.  Details from Moonbattery:

Where do the $trillions stolen from our future go? William La Jeunesse has tracked down $50 million to the Castle Nugent National Historic Park:

It’s in the U.S. Virgin Islands, about a thousand miles from Miami and an expensive jet ride to get there.

Two weeks ago, on a near party line vote, a huge Democratic majority in the House agreed to spend $50 million to buy the former cotton plantation on the island of St. Croix.

According to the FNC article linked within Moonbattery’s post…

“This is a beautiful and important natural and cultural resource that is in danger of being lost forever,” Virgin Island delegate, Donna Christiansen, told House colleagues in January. …

The land is currently used as a cattle ranch. It includes an estate house and two row houses where the owners kept slaves that worked on the plantation. Most of the land is owned by the Gasperi family, who bought the land in the 1950’s and approached the U.S. Government about four years ago about buying it.

“It’s beautiful, it’s lush, it’s green,” Mauro Gasperi said. “It contains a beautiful reef in front that we want to maintain as clean and as pristine as when we first bought it.”

The Gasperi family maintains it wants to sell the land to the U.S. government in order to protect it from developers. …

Um, I don’t know how to break it to these geniuses, but nothing requires the landowners to sell it to developers!  As the land owners, they kinda sorta have a smidgeon of say-so as to how the land is used.  Imbeciles.

By the way, no Republican voted for it, and all but four Dems voted for it.

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February 11, 2010 - Posted by | pork, shameful

3 Comments »

  1. Who were the 4 Democrats?

    Comment by tnjack | February 12, 2010

  2. Three guys I’ve never heard of, plus Bill Owens, the guy who won the special NY-23 election when the GOP nominated that Scuzzybobo or whatever her name was.

    Comment by crushliberalism | February 12, 2010

  3. Scuzzybobo

    🙂

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | February 15, 2010


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