Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Boehner Gets His $456 million Earmark...more pork, more deficit

Republicans are no better than Democrats when it comes to spending. This is pork, pure and simple but Boehner will betray ever fiscal principle he spouts and push it through. And people ask why we are cynical of government

The item is a down payment that would obligate the federal government to future payments that could well be three or four times the increased spending added to this particular piece of legislation, with a big portion of the funds flowing to two cities in Ohio—Cincinnati, where Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) grew up, and Dayton, the largest city in his congressional district. 
The money will go to pay the costs to General Electric Co.’s General Electric Aviation unit and the British-owned Rolls Royce Group for their development of an engine for the new Joint Strike Fighter aircraft—money that looks, feels, and smells very much like an earmark.