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Is The North Shore Connector The Biggest Waste Of U.S. Tax Dollars?

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This is an image from 2009 when the tunnel dig reached the halfway point. (Photo Credit: KDKA)

This is an image from 2009 when the tunnel dig reached the halfway point. (Photo Credit: KDKA)

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Since September of 2001 Richert has hosted the KDKA Radio Morning Ne...
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PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — As Congress and President Obama fight over the Federal budget, and the deficit continues to balloon, some ask just how we got into our current financial crisis.

Critics argue that there is a lot of government waste out there, and at the top of at least one list is Pittsburgh’s own North Shore Connector.

With a projected cost of more than a half a billion dollars that was funded with 80 percent of taxpayer money, one could easily argue that the cost may have out-exceeded the benefits of building a 1.2 mile tunnel under a river to serve two stadiums and a casino.

David Wallechinsky, founder and editor-in-chief of AllGov.com, a website that says they want to educate U.S. citizens on their government, tells KDKA AM’s Larry Richert and Mike Pintek that he believes the North Shore Connector is one of the biggest wastes of government funds in the U.S.

Listen to Wallechinsky’s interview with Larry Richert:

Listen to Wallechinsky’s interview with Mike Pintek:

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