I support the complete and permanent elimination of the corrupt practice of earmarks.
Part of the spending discipline needed in Washington is an elimination of earmarks. Under the cover of darkness, politicians of both parties have squandered away our tax dollars on some of the most ridiculous and wasteful special interest projects imaginable. Lobster Institutes, Iowa Rain Forests, Bridges to Nowhere, and thousands of other wasteful projects representing tens of billions of dollars of our hard-earned money on things the American people never asked for nor wanted. A project that can’t stand on its own merits ought not be funded. Furthermore, I pledge that I will never seek an earmark in any bill.