Monday, April 6, 2009

Nashville: A Pork-Starved City

Posted By on Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 7:47 AM

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The City Paper today presents us with another example of our congressman hard at work for Nashville. Jim Cooper, who has taken a principled stand against pork-barrel spending and won't ask for any, is outraged that Congress won't fund a new federal courthouse here. He's so upset he's formed something called the Congressional Courthouse Caucus to demand action. Sorry, what?
"We're pushing forward," Cooper told The City Paper. "We've formed the caucus to return some sanity to the building process because on merit, we deserve a new courthouse. And that's not according to me; it's according to the Judicial Conference."

That'll teach 'em, Jim. You just shake your fist over the unfairness of it all, and all those mean old pols up there in Congress will see the error of their ways and give us the money for our courthouse. Maybe you should also form the Congressional Leaky Dam Caucus to come up with the cash to fix Center Hill Dam, another "pork-barrel project" you refused to vote for. Oh wait, Sen. Lamar Alexander took care of that one for us. Remind us again, congressman, why are you in Washington?

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