Discussion in 'Politics' started by Zoom-boing, Feb 26, 2010.
In the grander scope of things, earmarks are a red herring. They account for a a tiny percentage of the total budget.
Fighting earmarks accounts to spending dollars to chase dimes
They are an ethical annoyance but are not worth stopping the entire process
As I've always said. Bipartisanship is politicians of both parties joining together to screw us over.
Great article. Tom Coburn is one of the few who really seem to get it.
My favorite bit:
Amen, Brother Tom. Amen.
While it's true that earmarking only accounts for a small amount of Congressional spending... they, along with campaign finance, are the Devil's Road to Political Corruption.
Defending earmarking is defending corruption and vote-buying.
It's a pander to a local special interest.
It's WRONG to seize property (money) from all our citizens for the benefit of just a few. And it doesn't matter what the reason is. If a given community wants a new library, they need to get their hindparts engaged and have some bake sales and wash some cars. Because it's morally WRONG to rob other citizens who will enjoy no benefit in that library.
Legitimate Congressional spending will stand on its own merits.
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