Republican Porker of the Month
Earmarks are out--guess Alabama's Richard Shelby Hasn't Heard
By Ericka Andersen Posted in 2008 — Comments (23) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Just a reminder that Republicans are still part of the earmark and overspending problem. Citizens Against Government Waste named Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) the "Porker of the Month" for an $11 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) earmark for the University of Alabama.
Check out the link to find out some interesting information about lawmakers who put more significant funding into their alma maters.
According to CAGW:
Since October 1, the senator has issued 16 press releases, of which 11 related to earmarks. Ironically, his first press release of the month was to announce the introduction of a constitutional amendment to balance the budget.
The temptation to overspend obviously crosses party lines and all Republicans should be leading the way to real reformation and transparancy if we want to be the kind of Party that reflects the real character of conservatism.