Ryan, colleagues unveil new version of Golden Fleece award
That's why Ryan and other Republican lawmakers, including House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Tuesday unveiled the "Budget Boondoggle Award."
The award is their version of the late Sen. William Proxmire's "Golden Fleece" award, which highlighted examples of government waste.
Another example cited by the group was money allocated to bike paths and other "cosmetic projects" while more than 73,000 bridges in the United States are considered "structurally deficient."
Funny, I personally do not think bike paths are a waste... But, I do wonder if Ryan dropped the award off at Petri's office after the announcement (from a Petri press release)?
$286.45 Billion Highway Bill Approved by House
Wisconsin Highway Funding to Rise More Than 30 Percent
Sheboygan County will receive $25 million to carry out its plan for bike and pedestrian trails. Rep. Petri was successful in having the county included in a new program to demonstrate the value of nonmotorized transportation facilities. Rep. Petri said that "This is an exclusive group. Sheboygan County is joining Marin County in California, Columbia in Missouri, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in receiving these funds."