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.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Stealing from the Troops
Congress love to chant sayings like "We're for the troops." In the "put your money where your mouth is, we have systemic failure on their part: "U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects." With the subtitle - "$2.6 billion taken from guns and ammunition." Both parties are guilty, although perusing the list, no surprise, the Democrats take the prize:
I'm all in favor of a World War II museum - not sure why it needs to be at the University of New Orleans - but stealing money from the troops for a Kennedy Educational Institute??
This is emblematic of the problems we face with an entrenched power class in Washington - they are completely deaf to the real world where bad guys try to kill our guys.