Just check some of this wasted money-
- The Seattle Times detailed last month how Senator Patty Murray and Representatives Norm Dicks and Brian Baird, all Democrats, earmarked $17.65 million to a boat company for a vessel the Navy did not ask for and never used.
- Murray also earmarked $6 million to a company for battle gear the Army rejected.
- Representative David Wu, an Oregon Democrat, earmarked $2 million for combat T-shirts that were banned because their polyester was flammable.
- Several current and former members of Congress, including New York Democratic congressman Charles Rangel and former Senate Democratic majority leader Thomas Daschle, have up to $2 million apiece earmarked for "public service," "research," and "leadership" centers named after them.
Tom Daschle is not even in the senate anymore and he is piling up the pork!
Republican congressman Ralph Regula of Ohio asked for $130,000 for a library founded by his wife and directed by his daughter.
Congress is out of control.