Thursday, September 24, 2009

Stouffer Joins Anti-Earmark Express

4th District Congressional candidate Bill Stouffer has joined a growing group of Republican candidates who have sworn off accepting earmarks if elected to the U.S. House.
"We've got billions of dollars tied up in earmarks that can't be used because a Congressman will put, he'll mandate, earmark $100,000 for a project that costs $10 million. Well, there's no money to finish it, but that money can't be spent," Stouffer explained.
Asked about Congressman Roy Blunt and Sen. Kit Bond's support for earmarks, Stouffer said he compared federal money received by Rep. Sam Graves and Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer.
"If you look at what goes into their districts, it's virtually the same," Stouffer said.

"He's Tied Himself To Nancy Pelosi"
Stouffer answers the golden question: Why would 4th District throw out a Congressman with such a prestigious slot as Chairman of the Armed Services Committee.
"There was a week in June, where there were 4 Congressmen who voted with Nancy Pelosi the whole week. One of them was Ike Skelton," said Stouffer.

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