Monday, April 10, 2006

Irony on the earmarks express

American's For Prosperity is runing a nation-wide bus tour visiting communities that are beneficiaries of federal pork barrel politics. They hit some irony on the highway to Akron.

“We have a great deal of respect for the University of Akron, but we find this particular federal earmark extremely ironic,” said Americans for Prosperity Foundation President Tim Phillips. “Considering that more than $47 billion was spent on earmarked projects last year, we have to wonder if one of the ‘hard choices’ that students learn about is whether or not to stop funding pet projects with earmarks. Not every project that is funded with an earmark is necessarily a waste of money, but the practice of earmarking makes it much easier for truly wasteful pet projects like the Teapot Museum in North Carolina or the $223 million Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska to slip through. Let’s end earmarks and have an open debate about how we should spend our tax dollars.”

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