That’s ‘cause we jus’ wen imu da’ bugga

$321M in pork gone

Hawaii programs that depend on hundreds of millions of congressional dollars are in jeopardy after U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye said yesterday he would ban "earmarks" for the next two years.

The moratorium on earmarks, provisions directed by members of Congress to specific projects, could mean job losses, cut programs and military construction projects that might never see the light of day.

Inouye chairs the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee and has brought in much of the federal earmark money flowing into the islands. He is perhaps the most outspoken defender of earmarks, and has often been dubbed the unapologetic "king" of earmarks and pork-barrel spending.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s