In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica chronicles the many ways Washington wastes YOUR tax dollars - and as you’ll see, the list is endless.
Today’s offering: 4 Democrats sent millions in earmarks to spouses' employers!
Fox News reports:
At least four Democrats in Congress have sponsored millions of dollars in federal spending projects for organizations that employed their spouses over the last two years, according to a new report.
Sen. Tim Kaine and Reps. Pete Aguilar, Jason Crow, and Mike Thompson – all Democrats – helped steer the money through earmarks, a political term for provisions that members of Congress write into law directing federal funds to specific local projects in their states and districts, The Messenger first reported.
The findings reportedly came from more than 1,000 pages of congressional appropriations records as part of an analysis comparing congressional records that identify sponsors of earmarks with the personal financial disclosure forms filed by lawmakers. The financial disclosure forms require lawmakers to identify sources of income for themselves and their spouses.
Kaine sponsored two earmarks totaling nearly $3.5 million for George Mason University, where his wife, former Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton, worked as interim president from 2019-20. Holton is currently a professor in the university's Schar School of Policy and Government and its College of Education and Human Development.
The report continued:
The earmarks included $1.48 million last year for a project titled 'Coalition to Enhance the Capacity of Policing Mental Health Problems in Virginia' and $1.95 million this year 'to recruit and train college students for tutoring of elementary and secondary school students.' George Mason acknowledged in a press release that the former measure 'resulted from the efforts' of Kaine and fellow Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner.
America's vast national debt is a danger to all of us.
These Democrats are sinking us further for things we don't have money for...
...magically, it seems, to help their spouses.
In plain daylight. No shame.