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Money for Water

Last Fall, Vice President Joe Biden, US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, US Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss, and Mayor Kasim Reed stood on the banks at the Georgia Port Authority's Garden City Terminal and Vice President told the crowd: "This isn't a partisan issue. This is an economic issue." Referring to the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project's urgency for funds to deepen the Savannah Harbor.

Yesterday President Barack Obama submitted his 2015 proposed budget to Congress. It recommended $1.52M- nothing close to the funds necessary to move the project forward.

Considering Georgia has set aside $231M and Governor Deal requested another $35M. The Presidents $1.52M is marginal.

Understand this is not an Obama-bashing. I am a firm believer in praying for those in authority (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

The minor funding in the President's budget proposal only means Georgia will have to continue to raise its own funds for the project- which we are more capable of doing.

However, timing is everything. The sooner we get the funding to move the project forward, the better off we'll be. What's the rush? The Panama Canal Expansion. Once the Panama Canal Expansion finishes completion in 2016, larger ships needing deeper waters will set sail toward Savannah. And if the Savannah Harbor is not deep enough to support those ships, commerce, businesses, and jobs will not come through Georgia.







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