ATR and CFA Support Earmark Moratorium


Posted by Sandra Fabry on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010, 4:26 PM PERMALINK

The following is cross-posted at www.fiscalaccountability.org:

Tomorrow, the House GOP Conference will meet to discuss a self-imposed unilateral earmark moratorium for FY2011. We're supporting the effort, because, as we've stated in our letter:

Taxpayers have become increasingly frustrated with the Congressional practice of earmarking. The process lacks transparency and accountability and the results are often frivolous and wasteful.    
 
While overall spending levels and a lack of general spending discipline continue to be the main problem, earmarks have become emblematic of what taxpayers perceive as the problem in Washington, DC.  

Click here for a PDF version of the letter.

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