May 16, 2007

porkbustersnewsm.jpgPORKBUSTERS UPDATE: Veterans need care, politicians want money — can’t somebody cut a deal?

The dedication of the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg took place last November with Sen. Jay Rockefeller, Congressman Alan Mollohan and Gov. Joe Manchin in attendance, but the home has yet to house any patients.

Okay, it’s because the approval process isn’t done yet. But why is it taking so long? Basically “ordinary construction delays.” Um, okay.

Don Surber comments: “Notice the lack of any sense of urgency? . . . Meanwhile, 30 Clarksburg area vets are waiting for someone to get off his can, inspect the joint and open it up. But no one cares. The politicians got their photo op out of the deal.”

How about this rule: Politicians don’t get their photo-op until the thing’s actually operating. Just a thought.

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