Chump change to these dimwits…
Via CNS News:
(CNSNews.com) – The cost of earmarks totaled $4,200,000,000 in fiscal year 2015, which was up 56 percent from the previous year, according to Citizens Against Government Waste’s (CAGW) 2015 Congressional Pig Book.
“The number of earmarks decreased slightly between fiscal year (FY) 2014 and 2015, from 109 to 105, but the total cost jumped by 56 percent, from $2.7 billion to $4.2 billion,” states CAGW, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste and fraud in the federal government. “While those figures are far below the record $29 billion in FY 2006, and there are no earmarks for screwworm research or teapot museums, there are some troublesome expenditures.”
CAGW released the report on pork-barrel spending at an event in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and included speakers: Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.).
“There is a movement to restore earmarks in the name of being able to pass legislation more easily, i.e. bribe,” said McCain. “If you bribe someone, then they’re more likely to vote for a piece of legislation, because that’s all earmarks are besides being corruption.