In his spare time, Jim Moran likes to waste not only taxpayer dollars,
“I’m going to earmark the s*** out of it.”
In 2006, Moran was talking about the Democrats’ chances of taking the House in 2006 (which they did) when he exclaimed, “When I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I’m going to earmark the sh*t out of it.”
(Source: Sun Gazette)
“Rep. Moran himself is responsible for 67 earmarks in the fiscal 2008 budget, worth $97 million.” (Source: CAGW)
but he likes to waste his own money as well. Check out today’s front page article in the Washington Post.
In 1995 and 1996, Moran lost about $120,000 in investments on risky stock options and futures contracts….
…When Moran’s second marriage faltered, both sides in the divorce proceedings accused the other of misspending. A lawyer for Mary Moran said in court filings in 1999 that her husband had a history of “wasting the family assets on his stock market gambling.”
The article also says that Congressman Moran requested earmarks for two companies – General Dynamics and BAE Systems – in which he and/or his wife owned stock.
How about we elect someone who’s NOT corrupt this year?