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Jim Moran Loves Pork

Apparently, some folks on Capitol Hill really like pork…

From a column in a Sun Gazette newspaper:

“If Democrats win back control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November, U.S. Rep. Jim Moran said he would use his position in the majority to help funnel more funds to his Northern Virginia district.

Moran, D-8th, told those attending the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner on June 9 that while he in theory might oppose the fiscal irresponsibility of ‘earmarks’ – funneling money to projects in a member of Congress’s district – he understands the value they have to constituents.

’When I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I’m going to earmark the shit out of it,’ Moran buoyantly told a crowd of 450 attending the event.”

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Larry Kudlow is the author of JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity, written with Brian Domitrovic.

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