• Earmarks Are Inherently Corrupt. Congress Shouldn't Resurrect Them

    Earmarks Are Inherently Corrupt. Congress Shouldn’t Resurrect Them

    Months of headlines detailing misconduct inside Congress have apparently not been enough to shame Washington away from soliciting even more scandals.

    Congressmen resigning in disgrace for unethical and potentially criminal activity. A secretive congressional account doling out millions of dollars, with little transparency or accountability as to who is getting the money or for what purpose.

    While this sounds a lot like the recently exposed congressional hush fund used to cover-up harassment claims, it is actually a description of life in Congress in the not so distant past during the era of earmarking. READ MORE...