Thursday, September 30, 2010

New website says Corker is a hero, Alexander is a hooligan on spending

Ricketts launched a new organization and website today that tracks earmarks requested by lawmakers and dubs members of Congress “hooligans” or “hero’s” based on their history with earmarks. The campaign is called Taxpayers Against Earmarks and is being run with the help of Washington public-relations firm The Herald Group.

Ricketts plans to promote the website as a way to give the voters more information about whether their local lawmakers are requesting earmarks. “We are bringing to the light of day the earmark issue [and] allowing people to see what they are,” Ricketts said in an interview.