Tag Archive for Earmarks

Washington Post Releases Detailed Report on Congressional Earmarks

The Washington Post’s Tuesday editions carry this comprehensive report on Congressional earmarks and it will report that Congressionla Representatives steered earmarks towards projects within two miles of personal property they own. The report hits both parties hard. Of the 33 members of Congress who were tracked by the Post, 22 were Republicans. From the story:  “Thirty-three…

NY Times: Rep. Issa’s Business Benefits from Government Spending

You have to love these fiscally conversative Republicans who hate any sort of government spending unless it somehow benefits their own business interests.  Today’s NY Times exposes how the very wealthy Rep. Darryl Issa’s significant business interests beenfit greatly from his own work in Congress.  It’s worth noting that Issa, considered by many to be…

Beth Krom Thanks Her Supporters

A post Thanksgiving party at Hidden Valley in Irvine was the scene of a thank you party for supporters of Beth Krom’s candidacy for CD-48. The party was very well attended and had the air of a campaign event.  Many of those in attendance believe in Beth Krom and her record as a public servant. …

Obama Weekly Address: President Calls for Earmark Reform

In this week’s address, President Obama called for Congress to address the issue of earmarks — items inserted into spending bills without adequate review. The President has time and again called for new limitations on earmarks, and the Obama Administration has put in place higher standards of transparency, including www.earmarks.gov.

Rachel Maddow on GOP Hypocrisy on Stimulus

It’s easy to trigger multiple comments on my Facebook page and my friends list; simply post something positive about President Obama and the Stimulus package or post something negative about TeaPartiers.  Then site back and watch the comments fly, especially from old high school chums from New York. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow goes one better.  Documented…

Rep. John Murtha Dies

The complete story is here, but longtime Pennsylvania congressman John Murtha has died.  He was the first pro-military Democrat to come out against the Iraq War and his efforts helped fuel the anti-war effort as it caught fire.  He was 77. Murtha died from complications following gall bladder surgery.  From the story: Murtha died at…

Is $17 Billion a Lot of Money? More GOP Doublespeak

  The late Senator Everett Dirksen once said wryly about spending public money, “A billion here, a billion there, sooner or later it adds up to real money.” Red County’s Matt Cunningham is positively shameless when it comes to being critical of anything President Obama does that might be viewed as a positive for the…