Statements about Earmarks

"A grant for $5,000 [from the Governor’s Workforce Board] went to teach an employee at a company that makes ornamental business card holders how to use Facebook and Twitter."

"(Jack Kingston) had more earmarks at one time than every member of the Georgia delegation put together."  

"The Senate immigration bill is … filled with things like rewards for au pair agencies, Alaskan seafood processors and Vegas casinos."

A bill to advance the Keystone XL Pipeline "is an earmark" under House rules.

The United States spends "$2.2 billion on free cell phones, $27 million on Moroccan pottery classes" and pays for "the travel expenses for the watermelon queen in Alabama."    

Says ending the direct payment farm subsidy program "could save up to $28.4 billion over ten years that could be used to reduce the deficit."

"I led the fight to require the Coast Guard to buy their engines from us, not foreign companies."

Says U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher "breaks earmark pledge."

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