Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Taxpayers Pay For House Democrats' Partisan Spin

Here's a "non-political information piece" emailed today by the House Majority Leader, Democrat Steny Hoyer -- written and distributed with taxpayer money, of course:

From: Majority Leader Press <majority.leader.press@mail.house.gov>
Date: February 24, 2009 11:27:51 AM CST
Subject: You Can’t Spell “Earmark” Without an “R”

February 24, 2009

You Can’t Spell “Earmark” Without an “R”

While Republicans Try to Remake Themselves as the Party of Fiscal
Discipline, Their History of Out-of-Control Spending Proves Otherwise

As the House begins debate on the FY09 Consolidated Appropriations Act this week, Republicans are continuing to try to sweep their history under the rug and convince the American people that they are committed to fiscal responsibility. But their record on earmarks, and the amount of earmarks contained in the omnibus appropriations bill make it clear that Republicans are just using this as another political ploy.
Read more about how Republicans have distorted their poor record on fiscal responsibility, while Democrats continue to make significant reforms.


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