The feds not worth their salt
POSTED: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 5:56pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 2:11pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — How many times have I said the federal government can't really fix anything?
We can raise an army and build roads, but after that, well?
Poor New Jersey. They have been slammed with snow storm after snow storm this past winter. Seventy inches of snow.
What if that were you? What if you lived there?
The Highway Department is trying to get more salt to put on the road so folks can drive and emergency responders can come and help you.
But there is a problem.
What if you lived there?
There is 40,000 tons of salt on a ship on the way to help, but there is one problem.
The Department of Homeland Security is tying it up.
The rock is being carried on a foreign ship.
New reports state a shipment of 40,000 tons of salt has been halted in Maine because according to the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, ships carrying cargo between U.S. ports must be carried on U.S. flagged ships.
The government has yet to issue a waiver to allow the ship to deliver the salt without it.
The Government has yet to ask for a waiver.
Hello! New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner, James Simpson, says the salt shortage could force him to close major roadways during storms if a solution isn't reached.
Can't they just fix this problem?
Is this a government project or what?
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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