Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Citizens Against Government Waste Porker of The Month Goes To Rep. Marcy Kaptur(D-Ohio) Video Embedded

Porker of the Month: Rep. Marcy Kaptur

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has named Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) Porker of the Month for gaming the House Democrats’ prohibition on awarding earmarks to for-profit companies and wasting taxpayers’ money. A New York Times article published on July 4, 2010 reported that Rep. Kaptur was attempting to skirt the House Democrats’ ban on for-profit earmarks by securing $10.4 million in earmarked funding for the Great Lakes Research Center, a new nonprofit organization that specializes in the same kind of work and operates out of the same location as a for-profit company, Imaging Systems Technology. Rep. Kaptur helped Imaging Systems Technology secure $8.4 million in pork-barrel earmarks in the past and, in turn, received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Imaging Systems Technology’s executives. For eviscerating earmark reform and wasting taxpayers’ money, CAGW names Rep. Kaptur the July 2010 Porker of the Month. Read more about the Porker of the Month. CLICKHERE

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