Another primary congressional election is approaching and leading up to the election, Bill Shuster will brag about how conservative he is.
His record shows he is not a fiscal conservative. He was one of the biggest supporters of earmarks and he wants to bring them back.
There are a couple of reasons why he wants to do this. He loved being able to behave like Santa Claus with your federal tax dollars, giving the money to projects that benefitted him politically. It was a convenient way to gain voters’ support. Also, he knows by using earmarks, it is much easier to get other members of Congress to support a bill that grows the government and contains wasteful spending for unnecessary projects.
We need to replace Shuster with a genuine conservative, like Art Halvorson. Halvorson is against all earmarks and will make sure that they are not brought back.