"...located along Interstate 80 near Elko about 280 miles west of
Reno."I would suggest that Elko is EAST of Reno.
As interesting as all the displays probably are, this is still an example of low
priority projects being funded by pork barrel spending by entrenched Washington
lawmakers who steer money borrowed from China into their own state. When
compared with all the other pressing issues and the HUGE deficit the Federal
Governament should be addressing, this project should NOT have been funded at
this time. This is an example of what's wrong with our Federal Government.
Politicans like Senator Reid continue to be more interested in grabbing as many
borrowed federal dollars for their states as possible, rather than exercising
fiscal restraint that is in the best interest of the country as a whole, because
they figure that if they don't spend the money in their state, some other
politican will pork barrel spend it in theirs.
A very nice facility, I am sure, and at $20 million it better be!This is a prime example of one of hundreds or thousands of "nice to
have" stuff that Congress shovels money at every year. Sen. Harry Reid
should be forced to wear this albatross of wasteful spending in the next
election. We are broke, deeply in in debt, and cannot afford $20
million for a big museum in the middle of nowhere. If private donors wanted to
build it, I would be all for it. But, for our kids and their kids to be forced
to pay for non-essential frills like this is just an obscene abuse of power.Every Congressman who voted for this should be thrown out of office!
Ah yes, Harry Reid, of course this is his baby. At a time when the country is
broke, and Reid has failed in his constitutional duties, stonewalled his budget
obligations in the senate; he has plenty of time to buy votes through pork
barrel projects like this. I'm all for the center, but it could have and
should have been funded by private donations; not by taxpayer money where Reid
gets the glory and the votes. This is precisely what's wrong in Washington