Thursday, September 22, 2005

Spending your money

Your government is tyring to figure out how to pay for Katrina rebuilding.

Somehow I doubt that would include spending less on things the government shouldn't be spendin gmoney on, anyway. Given the President's lost pen (he's yet to veto a spending bill, or any bill, for that matter), I doubt we'll all of the sudden see some fiscal restraint.

Kinda funny to see how well some Democrats can play the game. Nancy Pelosi offered to give back all of the money earmarked for her district. Don Young (R-Alaska), well, not so much.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said Wednesday, "Everything is on the table."

Well, not quite.

Hastert didn't match House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi's offer to give up $70 million in transportation projects in her California district — but he said the offer was "very gracious."

"Kiss my ear!" Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, barked when he was asked about suggestions by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and others that he forgo building a bridge to connect Ketchikan to tiny Gravina Island. Such pet projects are known as earmarks.

Thing is, the people asking Young for the money back voted for him to get it in the first place.

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