The House of Representatives is expected to vote to lift the moratorium on earmarks that has been in place since fiscal year 2011.
The wasteful and corruptive practice of earmarking resulted in members of Congress squandering $330 billion in taxpayer funds since 1991 on self-serving, pork-barrel projects like Alaska’s “Bridge to Nowhere,” Iowa’s indoor tropical rain forest, North Carolina’s teapot museum, and studies on goth culture in Missouri.
Earmarks create a few winners (appropriators, special interests, and lobbyists) and a great many losers (taxpayers). They are emblematic of the business as usual in Washington that voters roundly rejected in the last election.
Tell your U.S. Representative today to vote against the return of earmarks and to support a permanent ban on this destructive practice!
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