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Carnahan Co-Sponsors 15 Earmarks Totalling $41,532,000 for FY 2010; Ranked 91 out of 435

June 3rd, 2010 by mopns · No Comments

Graphic: opensecrets.org

According to opensecrets.org, Rusty Carnahan is one of the biggest spenders in Congress of your money. In fiscal year 2010, Rusty has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 earmarks totalling well over $41 million dollars, or, $41,532,00 to be exact. That comes out precisely to $2,768,800 per earmark!

Isn’t that about what we’re spending per job with President Obama’s failed stimulus plan? Rusty is so generous with your money, that he’s even sponsored or co-sponsored earmarks for Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin!

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  • 1 JJ // Jun 3, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Of course a Carnahan spends other peoples money and taxes us into the poor farm. That’s what all Carnahans and Democrats stand for – lazy bums who won’t work for themselves.

  • 2 bud // Jun 3, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I like earmarks. Our elected reps know more about what’s needed back home than DC bureaucrats. Too bad Robin opposes them.

  • 3 John Winston // Jun 3, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    bud likes earmarks because somebody else is paying for them, not him. What has bud done to identify what they are and who gets them. What has Rusty done to learn what voters rather than what “special interests” think. Maybe bud should become president of the Rusty Research Organization for Raising Earmark Awareness. We would all like to hear from the bud/Rusty Team on more government earmark action. I certainly wait for the results.

  • 4 Mike Miller // Jun 3, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    As soon as we get Tucker in there, we can start to reverse the damage that has been done. Nobody else in the 3rd District race is worth voting for.

  • 5 John // Jun 6, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I like earmarks, too, bud. Highway 60 and 67 would never have been improved and four laned if we waited on East Coast bureaucrats to decide they were more important than another New Jersey Turnpike interchange. We all pay for earmarks, but if they are transparent which they now are, let the voters decide if they were worthwhile. I’ll bet the parents of Southeast Missouri State University students think that the new River campus, an earmark, is worthwhile. I’ll bet those who benefit from the new Howell County emergency response center think they are worthwhile. Bureaucrates can’t even regulate off-shore drilling. How can they decide what is needed in Missouri?

  • 6 Kaedon // Apr 8, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    TSidmy I’m not easily impressed. . . but that’s impressing me! 🙂

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