Monday, February 25, 2008

Finally, a New Bridge in St. Louis

It might seem odd to see an avowed conservative blogger praising a big government project, but here I'm doing it.  For years, Missouri and Illinois have been squabbling over funding of a necessary new bridge over the Mississippi downtown.  According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the squabbling is finally over.

As a conservative, I'm not anti-government or anti-government spending.  I'm just against the government taking my money and spending it on pork and using it to drive their way into what should be private matters.  But there are things that are properly in the realm of government . . . police departments, fire departments, military and foreign affairs come quickly to mind.  Roads and bridges do too.

With the growth of Illinois suburbs and increased traffic over the Poplar Street Bridge, this new bridge has been needed for years.  It is good to see that the politicians have finally figured out how to get something done.

1 comment:

thetimman said...

I am against this project. It diverts needed funds from adding yet another lane to Highway 40. Or possibly some kind of giant moving walkway.