Well, that time has come: Moran was named chairman of the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee in March and sure enough, he has secured 18 earmarks worth a total of $22,000,000, according to the Washington Business Journal.
Some of them, such as grants for homeless/family shelters, are hard to argue with. But $300,000 for the National Building Museum (which isn’t even in Virginia)? $1 million for a pedestrian bridge over the Dulles Toll Road? $200,000 for Alexandria Youth for Building Green? (To see the full list, click here.) This is just ridiculous. $22 million in earmarks from just one congressman when our nation is drowning in debt (a $1.4 trillion federal budget deficit and $13 trillion national debt).
It’s that attitude, that the people spending our children’s future away are the victims, that has earned Congress job approval ratings of just 20% or lower, the worst of all time.
Enough is enough. We have to stop this.