Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Young Raking in the Earmark Bucks

C.W. Bill Young is one of the bigger takers of earmark money in Congress:

Florida Rep. C.W. "Bill" Young, the top Republican on the Defense Appropriations panel, received $142 million.

Young has no problem taking money from around the country to fund pork projects in his districts, regardless of the fact that we are at war and have a world-record national debt. To be fair, some Democrats (nationally) are doing this as well, but few members of Congress can approach the amount Young is taking.