Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Earmarks Are A Gateway Drug

To: Shadegg Friends
From: John Shadegg

As you know I have been a long time critic of the earmarking process. I am one of only eight members of Congress who do not seek earmarks. I believe earmarks are the gateway drug to corruption. As the article below from the Wall Street Journal demonstrates, earmarking has become a cancer in Congress.

Every American needs to understand how this process works and why it desperately needs reform. Representative John Murtha is the poster child of the corrupting influence of earmarks. Please take the time to read the article below.


How Lawmaker Rebuilt Hometown on Earmarks
Johnstown Gets Billions With Power Broker's Aid;
FBI Questions a Contract

The Wall Street Journal
October 30, 2007

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