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Putting An End To Earmarks

Congress is financially schizophrenic.  On the one hand, they treat our money as their own, generously allowing us to keep a portion of it after taxes, whatever portion they deem fair.  On the other hand, they spend it as if it were other people’s money, as Bernard McGuirk commented on the Hannity show, referring to Congress as “…a pack of teenage girls at the mall with Daddy’s credit card.” The sick thing about it is that they use our own money to bribe us.  They take our money, promising to buy us things with it, and expect us to be grateful.  Earmarks are one of the most egregious examples of the flagrant violations of the public trust by our elected “servants.” Continue reading