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Earmarks crowd out business and charitable spending while benefiting only insiders

Timothy Carney of The Washington Examiner writes on the dangers of earmarks.

The C3 Take
  • Earmarks are a fiscally irresponsible practice that help special interests and politicians more than the American people.
  • Earmarked spending for climate projects in the omnibus bill went prodomeninatily to rich, white areas, according to E&E News.
  • To meaningfully reduce the risks of climate change for everyone, while reducing the size of government, lawmakers must ban the practice of earmarks.

“Earmarking is good for politicians and their buddies and bad for everyone else. It’s no surprise that politicians are restoring the practice.”

Read the full article here.

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