Re: “GOP puts Murray on defensive for federal projects,” (TNT, 7-26).
As a responsible U.S. citizen, I am disappointed to see politicians bragging during this election season about the pork dollars they have successfully negotiated for special interest groups (e.g., veterans associations, corporations, retired persons associations) and Washington state.
This country is in dire fiscal straits. Politicians and special interest groups should be pursuing pork cuts – not increases – and using their negotiating power to convince other U.S. senators and representatives to do the same. I want to hear politicians bragging about how much money they have saved the American public and our future generations, not how much pork they have acquired for narrowly targeted interest groups so they can win re-election.
This country has been spending beyond its means for the past 40-plus years. Cuts are required in all areas of federal spending.