It's a perfect Trifecta for an insecure politician trying to buy all the votes and good will he can - pretty transparent, too. These earmarks cost taxpayers about $400,000 just to neutralize his opponent's resume. Holden's re-election war chest grew by $400,000 taxpayer dollars he never reported to the Federal Election Commission.
This is how small-time Congressional back-benchers like Tim Holden spend our taxpayer money for their own benefit. District concerns are secondary to Holden's need for job security.
District voters would do well to stop this technically legal but ethically-questionable behavior by replacing Holden in 2010.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Earmarks are about Buying Votes, plain and simple
Posted by Ben Cunningham at 1:47 PM