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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Congressional Earmarks Sometimes Personally Lucrative for Members


“Thirty-three members of Congress have directed more than $300 million in earmarks and other spending provisions to dozens of public projects that are next to or within about two miles of the lawmakers’ own property, according to a Washington Post investigation.” (Washington Post)

Some are more equal than others.

FEE Timely Classic
“An Aristocracy of Pull?” by Thomas M. Wilson