The House of Representatives may soon vote to lift the moratorium on earmarks that has been in place since 2011.
The wasteful and corruptive practice of earmarking has resulted in members of Congress squandering $334.5 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 reward the privileged few – congressional appropriators, special interests, and lobbyists – at the expense of taxpayers. They are exactly the type of business as usual in our nation’s capital that Americans roundly reject.
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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