Interesting Factoid

From Mark Steyn’s column of February 7, 2010:

“Speaking of roads, I see that, according to USA Today, when the economic downturn began the U.S. Department of Transportation had just one employee making over $170,000. A year and a half later, it has 1,690.”

But there is no money to pay condemnees for all their demonstrable economic losses. That would cause an “embargo” on public projects, as the California Supreme Court once put it.