Thursday, January 10, 2008

Earmarks -- Follow Up ---PJM

On December 27th (SEE Blog entry of that date below), I shared an article with you about Louisana Senator Landrieu and her earmarks and support of a reading program for Washington, D.C. schools. Not surprisingly today we see that a Washington watchdog group has asked the Department of Justice to investigate why Sen. Landrieu sponsored the $2 million earmark only 4 days after she received $30,000 from those associated with the firm who attended her fundraiser. The link to the original article is also contained in the article link below. Bottom line, is here is another case of wasted taxpayer dollars through the earmark process and tainted if not questionalbe or illegal (will be hard to prove, of course) behavor by one of our U.S. Senators. Will they ever learn? See: http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,321178,00.html

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting...and all too common...especially in Louisiana...don't they know how to find someone to run for office that doesn't do this kind of thing or "store" their "savings" in foil wrapped packages in the freezer??!! What happened to the millions/billions of dollars the state got from the federal government to repair/replace the levees from the Gulf , prior to the Katrina storm??!? Maybe there were a lot of floating freezers being chased by their owners during the flooding??!! Who knows...