Friday, June 5, 2009

Earmarks or Earwax

With the Democratic Party of Wisconsin convention coming up on June 12-13, I went to their website to check out the agenda. Here's something I found interesting.

This from "2008 DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF WISCONSIN RESOLUTIONS"
Approved by Convention June 14, 2008

43 08-JHD-23 Earmarked Funds (66 Words)
44
45 WHEREAS, earmarked projects exceed funding requested by government agencies and added over $18 billion
46 to the 2008 Federal budget;
47
48 WHEREAS, earmarked projects result in needless spending and leave less money available for real needs;
49 and
50
51 WHEREAS, earmarked funds are often tied to campaign contributions from the recipients to the legislative
52 sponsors;
53
54 THEREFORE, RESOLVED, the DPW supports legislation at State and Federal levels to eliminate earmarking
55 projects.

That is unless you control the state legislature and some of your legislators need an extra push for their re-election.

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