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Yes, the taxpayers ought to be thanked for funding the bridge. President Obama should be thanked along with President Bush for sending the cash back to our tax payers in Marco Island. Without the federal funding of the bridge, we who live here and those who will come after us, would have been paying for the bridge for years via tolls. Of the 14 trillion (I believe it was actually 15), one third of that money was a reduction in payroll taxes. A third was given to the banks and a third returned to the states to make up for shortages along with the remainder which was used for jobs and infrastructure projects like our bridge. Florida could have had a lot more of the money, but our wise Governor refused it (politics not need was his priority). Seems large sums of (our) money allocated for Florida went to New Jersey and California. What a shame. Hey, Governor Scott, where are the jobs you promised?
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