Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Lott to Taxpayers: Go to Hades

Mark Tapscott reports that Mississippi Senator Trent Lott sneaked into an appropriations bill that was supposed to fund the war in Iraq and Afghanistan a pet $700 million project to tear up a railroad line and build a highway in Mississippi. Asked about critics of these kinds of pork barrel projects, Lott stated:

I'm getting [expletive deleted] tired of hearing from them. They have been nothing but trouble ever since Katrina.

One can favor legitimate assistance to the hurricane ravaged areas and oppose under the table spending projects such as this one. Senator Lott is set to run for Majority Leader when Bill Frist leaves the Senate in January. Those Senators who believe that election to the Senate is a foraging expedition for taxpayer money will support Senator Lott. Those who believe in principles of limited government will not.

Hat Tip: Ed Morrissey

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