Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Because fish need more money.

Today the Navy sunk an old aircraft carrier, the USS Oriskany, to create an artifical reef. It cost $20 million to sink, and is expected to bring in $92 million a year in tourist revenues.

Now what I'd like to know is why, instead of taxpayer money being spent on sinking it, somebody with an interest in creating that artifical reef - and folks, $20 million isn't hard to raise - couldn't have bought to ship from the Navy and sunk it themselves - no bill for us, and the same benefit to Florida's tourist economy.

Remember, whenever government and corporations come together, we the consumers get screwed. If they're kept apart, everyone benefits.


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