Saturday, February 16, 2008

From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Berkeley

Legislation proposed last Thursday by South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint provides just the answer for the Berkeley, CA City Council, which called the Marine recuiters "unwelcome intruders": don't expect your lunatic government to be subsidized by the federal government.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that DeMint's bill would "strip the city of more than $2.1 million in federal earmarks and give the money instead to the Marine Corps." The federal handouts to be cut include, according to DeMint, one earmark that "provides gourmet organic lunches to schools in the Berkeley school district while our Marines make do with military rations of sloppy joes and chili beans."

We are pleased to note that DeMint's ten Senate co-sponsors include Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. "In the House," the Chronicle also reports, "the same 'Semper Fi Act' has 71 co-sponsors."

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