Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Instead of using funds for road repairs openly gay Seattle Mayor uses $100,000 for rainbow crosswalks

This should be something you read on the satirical news rag  "The Onion" but unfortunately this story is true.

Openly gay Seattle Mayor Ed Murray unveiled new rainbow cross walks at several Capitol Hill intersections Tuesday morning.

There are 11 crosswalks on Capitol Hill getting the rainbow treatment -- for a total cost of more than $100,000 according to the city's transportation director. Seven of those were painted and treated overnight and four others will be finished Tuesday night.

The idea has been discussed for some time, but was delayed by logistics and cost. It was initially said that the colorful crosswalks cost about  $100,000 for all 11.

This money could have been used to fix pot hole or other road repairs instead 100,000 was wasted to paint rainbows at 11 crosswalks. 

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