Sen. Christopher S. Bond regularly railed against President Obama's economic stimulus plan as irresponsible spending that would drive up the national debt. But behind the scenes, the Missouri Republican quietly sought more than $50 million from a federal agency for two projects in his state.
Mr. Bond was not alone. More than a dozen Republican lawmakers, while denouncing the stimulus to the media and their constituents, privately sent letters to just one of the federal government's many agencies seeking stimulus money for home-state pork projects.
The letters to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, expose the gulf between lawmakers' public criticism of the overall stimulus package and their private lobbying for projects close to home.
Answer by figaro8895 at 3:00 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
typical... that's what I think
me too.....they are all the same (no matter their party). Our government is so corrupt!
TERM LIMITS TODAY!
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Answer by janet116 at 3:11 AM on Feb. 10, 2010
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