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Our Tax Dollars At Work, Building A Remote Alaska Airport

The late Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens, famous for the unbuilt “bridge to nowhere,” is reaching out from the grave. To get the remote Alaskan airport ball rolling, he hid $3.5 million into a Senate spending bill in 2007 to help finance an airport to serve Akutan, Alaska, from Akun Island, six miles away. Fast forward to today. Senator Stevens, even ...

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New York Times Rues the Loss of Earmarks

Raymond Hernandez, in his New York Times post, still doesn’t get it and he’s found that many in Congress are also missing the point of the earmark moritorium. On Capitol Hill, though, many lawmakers remain opposed to the ban, including Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand of New York, who has long supported overhauling the earmark process and who was among the first ...

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Some in GOP Still Think Earmarks are OK

There was an election last year.. right?  Republicans got the message from us on spending .. right?  Perhaps not all of them. The Hill published an article on Wednesday that demonstrated that there are some tone-deaf members of the House and you’ll never believe what committee their on – yup, Appropriations. Three Republican cardinals on the House Appropriations Committee say ...

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The .5% Lie Progressives Need You To Believe

One half of one percent of all government spending is in earmarks.  To quote a famous Congressmen, “You Lie!”, or more correctly, that number hides the real truth of earmark spending.  In a CNSNews article, Chris Johnson demonstrated the math: The $16.5 billion in earmarks identified by CAGW equaled 0.48 percent of overall federal spending in fiscal 2010 and 1.28 percent of ...

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