Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Let's build an interchange next to my gas station...

Said the congressperson...

Washington Post headline:
Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties


Thirty-three members of Congress have directed more than $300 million in earmarks and other spending provisions to dozens of public projects that are next to or within about two miles of the lawmakers’ own property, according to a Washington Post investigation.

Even Carol the Cynic was shocked by this story. Unbelievable.

1 comment:

Douglas A. Willinger said...

They need way more public infrastructure for the pubic, starting wit the freeway system that was stopped to keep I-95 far away from Catholic University of America:

http://wwwtripwithinthebeltway.blogspot.com/2012/01/crafted-controversy-scuttling-of-jfks-b.html