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A dam waste of money

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at 9:04 AM

The Department of Homeland Insecurity is going to spend three quarters of a million dollars to protect Anderson Ranch Dam from terrorists.

What a waste of money.

We'd love to know who did the threat analysis that made anybody think the dam would be high on any terrorist's list of targets. We're not sure any terrorist in the world even knows the dam exists, much less cares.

Sure, we're all for national security, but come on folks, if we're going to be throwing hard-earned taxpayer dollars at the problem, let's not just pour it down a rat hole.

That money could be spent on a lot of other things, like making sure somebody actually watches the terrorist watch lists for people coming into this country. Or how about some serious border security.

But protecting Anderson Ranch Dam? That's your tax dollars at work.


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Its no worse than what the WECRD has been pulling for years and nothing to show for it and what the School District just pulled off for 5.6 million for the next 2 years and thats our tax dollars at work doing nothing.

-- Posted by Eagle_eye on Wed, Jun 23, 2010, at 6:22 PM

Kelly,

I highly doubt that the terrorists even know where Idaho is or that it even exisits....lol. I agree though, it is a gross waste of money that could be used in far better places, like the MH school system.

-- Posted by reallycurious on Thu, Jun 24, 2010, at 2:03 PM

Let the water start bursting through that Dam and see what happens... a bet a lot of people will start blaming the Government for not being pro-active....

-- Posted by workingbee on Thu, Jun 24, 2010, at 10:15 PM

Couldn't agree more Mr. Everitt.

But Man oh man, there sure are some sourpusses out there that grasp at every straw to bring there own agenda back to the table again.

-- Posted by MrMister on Fri, Jun 25, 2010, at 8:42 PM

And all of THAT has WHAT to do with the original blog?

The point is obviously made.

Believe it or not 'Zook, I agree with most of the things you say. But you have a propensity to inject your beliefs into everything that walks, talks, or breathes on this website. That's all I'm saying. (and your post wasn't the only one I was talking about)

-- Posted by MrMister on Sat, Jun 26, 2010, at 7:32 PM

I have rarely ever agreed with Kelly, but this time he has hit the ail on the head! What a total waste of money and effort (note: our government working against us as usual). Any idiot knows that if that dam goes, so do we, so whats the point? The terrorists and illegals get a larger swimming hole and Mountain Home goes under, water that is. I think we have far larger issues to worry about, the education of our children and grand children comes to mind, the safety of the citizens of our community comes to mind, but Anderson Dam is low on my priority list.

-- Posted by Ds_Seester on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 11:30 AM


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