Here we go again. The state is some $5 billion in the red, but yet it can build a 50,000-square-foot building when they need only 4,000 square feet.
Oh I’m sorry. In the few years it took to decide and build this building, computers have advanced so quickly, right? Give me a break. We are really not that stupid.
Also we now have to build a 9-foot fence on Capitol Way bridge at a cost of $518,000. Counting the sections of the existing fence I would guesstimate about 250 feet of fence on either side.
That is over a $1,000 per foot.
The person promoting this idea says its only gas tax money and can’t be spent on social services. So I guess that makes it OK to squander it on this project — again at $1,000 per foot.
I read a passage once that really stuck with me, probably because it is so true. It is a political law, like physics: “When a government agency gets into something the number of tax-paid people at work multiplies itself by 5. The number of hours it takes to get it done multiplies by 10. And the chances of a successful conclusion must be divided by 3.”