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Cheers and jeers

January 5, 2013
The Leader Herald

JEERS - To government waste. You don't have to go far to see an example of taxpayers' dollars foolishly managed by elected representatives. More than 15 years ago, $70 million was spent to build Turboliners that were going to be a part of a plan for high-speed rail transportation. You may have seen them sitting outside at the Glenville Industrial Park as you drove by, wondering why they were there. As years passed, they became rusty from neglect. This week, they sold at auction for a high bid of $420,000. The successful bidder apparently will be the only taxpayer realizing any benefit from the four trains and corroding equipment when they are taken apart and sold for salvage.

 
 
 

 

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