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Fiscal Insanity: Oregon Democrats Vote For $50M For A Park In St. Croix?

All of Oregon’s Representatives, except the lone Republican, vote to spend $50M to purchase beachfront property in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.

GovTrack: House Vote On Passage: H.R. 3726: Castle Nugent National Historic Site Establishment Act of 2010

How many Oregon businesses and workers benefited from this spending?

That’s OK, the money is coming from the Social Security Trust Fund anyhow. Actually it will come from money borrowed from China to redeem the T-bills that make up the Social Security Trust Fund. (Social Security is now paying out more than they take in, so the government has to come up with the funds to pay back the money we already paid in. But who do you think is going pay the Chinese?)

I guess they needed a place that was nominally in the U.S. where they can loll on the beach. You and I certainly won’t be able to afford to go there.

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