Rep. Jeb Hensarling blogs:
Today, as the House of Representatives will continue debate on the fiscally irresponsible Democrat Labor/HHS Appropriations Bill (H.R. 3043), which will spend $152 billion in 2008 – $10.6 billion more than what the President requested, $7 billion more than current levels, and $2.3 billion more than the Senate bill.
Tucked away in that bill is an earmark inserted by California Representative Diane Watson, which would direct $300,000 to West Los Angeles College. According to the certification letter provided by Rep. Watson’s office, the funds would “establish a first-of-its-kind entertainment industry craft and technician college job training program to respond to the film and television industry’s immediate need for new, trained employees.” That’s right, Democrats are looking to create a job training program for the Los Angeles entertainment industry.