Star-Telegram. Thanks to the Star Telegram for publishing the letters THE PEOPLE write. After all, that's what it's for, right?
Mr. Woodard mentions some of the mayoral candidates being proponents of this boondoggle, for those of you not in the know, that would be Betsy Price, WHO rumor has it was asked to run by the boondoggle group and Jim Lane, WHO doesn't want to give up his seat on the Tarrant Regional Water Distritct. Things that make you go hmmm....
In 1991, construction began on the Superconducting Super Collider at Waxahachie, a project that had been on the drawing boards for more than 10 years. But in 1993, after investing more than $2 billion into the project, President Clinton and Congress canceled it. All that remains are 200,000 square feet of still-vacant factories and labs, and over 20 miles of carved-rock tunnels slowly filling with water.
I have long been warning that federal funds to pay half the cost of Trinity River Vision might turn out to be like the proverbial "Check is in the mail." Those warnings have been ignored by the powers that be in Congress, City Hall and the Chamber of Commerce. After millions of Fort Worth taxpayer dollars have been washed down the river, it appears, judging from a Feb. 24 front-page story, that earmarked Trinity River Vision could well join the Waxahachie Superconducting Super Collider in the graveyard of government boondoggles.
Considering that more than one of the mayoral candidates is neck high in the Trinity Vision quagmire, were I running, To Kill a Money-Eater would be Job 1 in my platform.
-- Don Woodard Sr., Fort Worth