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Monday, January 08, 2007

Here Piggy Piggy

APparantly, the 1/2 billion dOllar congRessional visitor center isn't Keeping on schedule or budget.

Surprise, surprise

At more than $540 million and four years and counting, the Capitol Visitor Center is costing more and taking longer to build than anyone envisioned.

Only the New York Times (well, maybe the Boston Globe) could say that with a straight face.

An army of workers is putting the finishing touches on much of the center, which will be adorned in marble, bronze and stone to keep it in character with the Capitol.

“We are not cutting corners,” said Tom Fontana, a spokesman for the project. “All these things have to be just right.”

What's that saying ... we're from the government, and we're here to help (ourselves)


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