While praising the U.S. Economic Development Administration for a small grant to a local institution, the Wichita Eagle editorial board overlooks the big picture.
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U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo calls for an end to a wasteful federal economic development agency.
The case of a Kansas Congressman benefiting from earmark spending once out of office should make us glad the practice has ended, and we should be wary of those who call for its return.
A television ad by Todd Tiahrt claims that Mike Pompeo voted seven times to fund Obamacare. What are the facts about those bills?
The practice of federal earmark spending was not kind to Kansas, as data shows Kansas was an earmark donor state.
Controversy over the timing and efficacy of an earmark divert attention from the fact that earmarks are bad government. Congress is better without the practice.
Washington Examiner writer Tim Carney notices the curious stance of a Republican candidate in the Kansas fourth district primary: He likes earmarks
Kansas Senator Pat Roberts promotes his fiscal conservatism, but failed to vote in favor of earmark reform in a recent close vote.
From The Weekly Standard, analysis of the primary contest in Kansas district 4, where Mike Pompeo and Todd Tiahrt are candidates.
Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, offered an amendment to H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015, to eliminate the Economic Development Administration (or the "Earmark Distribution Agency").
U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo has introduced legislation to end the Economic Development Agency, which he describes as a "politically motivated federal wealth redistribution agency."
Today: When government pays, government controls; The moral case for capitalism; Moran to address Pachyderms; Funding pet projects without earmarks; Harm of taxes; Role of prices.
Today: Arts funding; Arts censorship; Comparison of state comparisons; Ryan tax plan; Are earmarks returning?
Despite talk of earmark reform, many requests are made.
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Today: Mike Pompeo, United States Congress, earmarks, regulation.
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A test for President Barack Obama is coming up soon.
When campaigning for the presidency, Obama pledged to end earmark spending. As reported earlier this year in Time Magazine: "... both Obama and Republican nominee John McCain tried to outdo each other with their pledges to rid Washington of the notorious pet projects that legislators slip into spending bills. Obama, who authored 2007 legislation to overhaul congressional ethics rules governing lobbying and earmarks, runs a real credibility risk when he makes exceptions to his own rules."
In a Wichita Eagle letter, writer Prem N. Bajaj of Wichita makes the case that Earmarks are OK. But only by tortured reasoning, in my…