Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The arrogance of big government

Paul Hodes doesn't think New Hampshire has been getting its fair share of transportation funding. His answer isn't to scrap the earmark system that has corrupted spending practice, but to gain as much power as possible so that he can take money from other states:
U.S. Rep. Paul Hodes, D-N.H., said the House delegation from the New England area has an opportunity to influence federal transportation spending now that its Democratic members are in the majority.

"We have astonishing power. We have clout, for this little chip of a region, which is basically the size of what, a piece of Texas, a piece of Montana," said Hodes, who represents the state's 2nd Congressional District. "This tiny little place with enormous clout in its congressional delegation, that is a change and that is why this moment is so important."

Thanks to Gardner Goldsmith for the tip

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