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Joe Biden and the Bridges to Two Nowheres

September 29, 2008

The above video notes that Biden requested 116 earmarks this year for a total of 342 million dollars. Included in those earmarks is the Indian River Inlet Bridge, which according to the report, did not need to be replaced.

In addition:

he actually voted for Alaska’s Bridge to Nowhere. Twice. That’s right. He and Senator Barack Obama were among the 93 Senators who voted for the massive 2005 Transportation Bill funding the Alaskan Bridge to Nowhere and thousands of other projects across the country. And when another Senator tried to divert the Bridge to Nowhere money to fix a bridge to New Orleans damaged by Katrina, Senators Biden and Obama and 80 other Senators present voted against the amendment.