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Should Taxpayers Pay for Airport Blvd. Face Lift?

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Government officials from Cayce, West Columbia, and Springdale plan to lobby Washington for federal money to beautify Airport Boulevard. New sidewalks, shade trees, banners, and bike lanes would be added, and traffic lights, currently suspended from wires, would be hung from decorative black iron posts.

WACH Fox news interviewed Policy Council Director of Research Jameson Taylor on this proposed use of tax dollars.

“These are going to be temporary jobs and it’s also going to be government creating government jobs,” said S.C Policy Council Spokesman Jameson Taylor.  “And this is also a case of government lobbying government for more money.”

Taylor says overall it’s bad timing to create elective projects.

“We’re not talking about free money,” said Taylor.


Written by SC Policy Council

November 19, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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