earmarks

Say no to the return of the Swamp Thing (aka earmarks)

Senator Mike Lee, Washington Examiner

The alternative system would be one of transparency, decentralization, and accountability. Representatives and senators would write legislation collaboratively, in the open, forging popular compromises and taking tough votes. Anytime someone says, “What we really need to do is get everyone in a room to hammer out the details,” remember, the Constitution provides for two such rooms: the House and Senate chambers. The reason Congress doesn’t work today is that both party establishments are afraid of the electoral consequences of the public actually seeing a free-wheeling debate they can’t control.

Conservative Outsider Mike Braun Charging Ahead In Indiana Senate Race

In the lead-up to his third statewide media buy, businessman and conservative outsider Mike Braun called on his two leading opponents, Congressmen Todd Rokita and Luke Messer, to join with him and denounce the news that House Republicans are considering bringing back the pork-barrel projects known as earmarks.

House GOP Establishment Didn’t Get The Message Of John Mica’s Defeat

Special interest earmarks are nothing less than a legal bribe to get Members of Congress to vote for bad policy and more spending. The defeat of John Mica conclusively rebuts the argument that they are good politics.

House & Senate Repubs. Might Legalize Bribery

Erick Erickson, Red State

It would be a shame for either the House or Senate to give up on the earmarks ban, particularly when outrage over Repub. behavior related, in part, to corruption induced through earmarks led to their devastating losses in '06.

How’s This for a Bold Contrast?

Daniel Horowitz, Madison Project

Amnesty, earmarks, and corporate welfare – that is the establishment campaign message for 2014. We can support the better alternatives in the open seats and against Democrat incumbents.

Big Gov. Republican Wants Earmarks

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

PA Rep. Bill Shuster wants to bring earmarks back – it’s time to support his primary challenger.