“In Washington they have an OPM addiction, an addiction to spending other people’s money. The first step to kicking an addiction is to admit you have a problem. I believe House Republicans took that first step today by putting a one-year moratorium on all earmarks.
However, that is not nearly enough. When I go to Washington, I pledge not to seek earmarks. I will work with like-minded conservatives to ban all earmarks. We need to let projects be decided on their merit, rather than by a lawmakers’ seniority.
Missourians oppose earmarks. The fact that it took this long to ban them, proves that its time to send someone other than a career politician to Washington. We have a long way to go, but this is a first step.”
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Long renews call to ban earmarks
In a news release issued today, Billy Long, a candidate for the GOP nomination for Seventh District Congressman renewed his call to ban earmarks: