Sen. Tom Harkin Names $7,000,000 Earmark After Himself
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) appears to have no qualms about congratulating himself for how he spends your money. This year, he requested a $10,000,000 earmark to fund a grant program for Iowa schools. It was funded at $7,000,000 in the Senate version of H.R. 3293, the Labor/HHS spending bill for fiscal 2010.
The “Harkin Grant Program” he calls it. Such modesty.
But it should be called the “Harper Grant Program,” the “Smith Grant Program,” or whatever your last name is. It’s not Senator Harkin’s money, after all.
Here’s the current vote on Senator Harkin’s $10,000,000 earmark. Click to vote, comment, learn more, or edit the wiki article about this earmark.