Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Green: "In the best interests of safety and economic development, eight lanes make sense." Notes, "We will need to make sure taxpayers can afford the price tag attached to such a massive undertaking. If we end up with eight lanes, we need to ensure such an expansion won't disturb the Wood National Veterans' Cemetery and we should make every effort to minimize the effects on Milwaukee homeowners." (8/28/06)
His pro-expansion point of view is no surprise -- Green sold his soul to the road builders long ago -- but his silence about the fate of the Jewish cemetery immediately adjacent to both Wood National Cemetery and I-94 is a little disconcerting. Perhaps Green didn't know about the cemetery, which only would show he didn't do his homework and probably shouldn't be allowed to decisions about transportation projects that would have major community impacts. Or, worse, maybe he doesn't care about the Jewish cemetery.