Waste Of The Week: Earmarks Are The 'Currency of Corruption in Congress' 87_TND_Earmarks

April 14, 2023 09:42 AM


Read original article at The National Desk.

Tax revenues are at an all-time high spending in Washington and it’s not slowing down.

CEO of Open the Books Adam Andrzejewski joined The National Desk’s Jan Jeffcoat Friday to discuss the issue.

“Think about the year 2000 when George W. Bush was in the White House. The national debt was $5.8 trillion,” he said. “Today after Bush, Obama, the Democrat from the Republican Biden the democratic national debt, and at the north of $31 trillion. Both parties are fleecing the American people.”

Open the Books led an investigation into how Washington is spending American taxpayer dollars. They found that earmarks are one of the reasons for the surge of spending.

"Republican US senator from Maine Susan Collins, earmark $3 million for the Irish Heritage Museum $1 million, went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame outside of Cleveland, Ohio and $3 million went to the hip hop news him in New York," he said. "You've got $2.7 million earmarked by a retiring Democratic congressman, Jim Cooper, Nashville where his brother is the mayor in Baltimore."

Andrzejewski says they're coming in with new and innovative ways to waste your taxpayer dollar.


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