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Cochran Statement on Earmarks

March 10, 2010
tags: earmarks, Thad Cochran
by Brett

Earlier today, House Democrats announced they are banning earmarks to for-profit corporations, who often times return the favor with campaign contributions. This comes as the House GOP are looking into giving up earmarks altogether.

In response, Sen. Thad Cochran said this: “Congress cannot ignore its constitutional responsibilities to approve the allocation of federal funds. I will continue to work with Chairman Inouye to ensure that the bills reported by the Senate Appropriations Committee are prepared in a transparent manner, conform to federal laws and only approve spending that is in the national interest.”

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Tea Party Leader II permalink
    March 10, 2010 5:48 pm

    Interesting approach from someone who has a reputation for bringing more grant money from earmarks than just about anyone else in the House.

  2. Tea Party Leader II permalink
    March 10, 2010 5:52 pm

    He tops the Senate and Mississippi gets more of this money than any other state. In some ways I feel grateful but this outlandish spending has got to stop sometime – how about now.

  3. Mississippi Elitist permalink
    March 10, 2010 8:33 pm

    ” In some ways I feel grateful” this point is why I think other people continue to vote for him. I heard a fellow say one time that if you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem. I think Cochran has become part of the problem. And if we dont hold his feet to the fire Wicker is rapidly becoming the next problem. He is already sixth on the earmark list.
    Their attitude of ,if we dont get it some other state will, only perpetuates the problem.
    I say stand up not just for Mississippians but for the Country as a whole and say no more irresponsable waist and spending.

  4. Donald Vastlik permalink
    March 12, 2010 10:37 am

    Stop all earmarks! We cannot continue with spending. Fight like hell to cut federal spending.

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