Thursday, October 15, 2009

Protect the Troops...DUMP the earmarks!

Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an analysis.

Among the 778 such projects, known as earmarks, packed into the bill: $25 million for a new World War II museum at the University of New Orleans and $20 million to launch an educational institute named after the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat (you know, the guy that killed a woman, Mary Jo Kopechne).

This is a NATIONAL DISGRACE, not "change I can believe in."

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