Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Real Earmark Reform

I stumbled up on this in an article from last month:

the creation of what would become the James T. Walsh Regional Economic Center

This is among the most egregious affronts to the taxpayers, Jim Walsh took OUR tax money to name a Center after himself!! This is the kind of arrogance and entitlement that Jim Walsh has displayed throughout his career, and I'm so angry I'm nearly speechless. Sure he may not be the only one, but it's time we held OUR Congressman to a higher standard.

Speaker Pelosi, please, outlaw this ridiculous practice! no member of Congress should be allowed to use taxpayer money to earmark funding for any project named after themselves or any member of their immediate family.


At 9:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son was born in the Jim and Deedee Walsh Birthing Center at Community General. This type of politicking is the worst: providing funds but slapping your name on everything it builds. It smacks of arrogance and ego. I liked Spitzer's promise that he would not appear in any ads promoting NY State or programs. What a radical concept.


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