Letters to the Editor

‘Pork’ contributes to national debt

The road sign reads “Noll Road Roundabout” and lists the large amounts of money provided by Kitsap County, the City of Poulsbo, and a federal grant for its construction.

There is no valid reason for this space-consuming roundabout. It has excessive ornamentation; expansive landscaping, which leads to future maintenance costs; and sidewalks that lead to nowhere.

Soon, after the project reached completion, steel plates with large bumps were placed in several locations and were there for several days. Who is responsible for this project? Why the late amendment, which required the placement of the large steel plates?

Why, with all units of government in a state of short money supply, are such projects undertaken?

Federal grants do nothing but contribute to the national debt — pork that costs us all for no good reason.

Earle Willey
Indianola

 

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