Did You Get a 42% Increase in 2009?

From the Palatine Tea Party…

(Palatine, Illinois) – Melissa Bean must believe people got a 42% increase in their 2009 paychecks, because she is spending as if people have. Bean sponsored or co-sponsored the following 17 Earmark projects in 2009 totaling $38,314,314* which represents a 42% increase from her 2008 Earmarks projects totaling which totaled $26,842,300*.

With record deficits in 2009 of over one trillion dollars and unemployment near 10% we can see why people are angry with members of Congress and “Voter unhappiness with Congress has reached the highest level ever recorded by Rasmussen Reports as 71% now say the legislature is doing a poor job. That’s up ten points from the previous high of 61% reached.”

Is Melissa Bean at all interested in upholding a high standard of ethics? Where is her common sense and accountability to us the United States taxpayer? This is not your money to waste!

We do not have the money to pay for projects like these. Because of actions like this, we continue to borrow money from counties like China, Japan, Russia, Germany, Egypt, Colombia, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia. We will continue to pay interest on Melissa Bean’s 2009 Earmark projects for decades to come.

This is not acceptable to continue to waste money today which the next generation must pay. Every dollar used for Earmark project is generational theft.

Here are Melissa Bean’s 12 individual Earmark projects for a cost of $6,497,314*

$1,600,000* – 2009 Wide Area Sensor for Force Protection Targeting (Barrington); $1,200,000* – 2009 Ultra-Wide Coverage Visible Near Infrared Sensor for Force Protection (Barrington); $950,000* – 2009 Route 120 Corridor (Lake); $552,000* – 2009 Hospice of Northeastern Illinois (Harrington, IL); $500,000* – 2009 McHenry County – Public Safety Dispatch (McHenry); $475,000* – 2009 Miller Road Widening (McHenry); $475,000 – 2009 Meacham Road Toll-way Access Ramps (Schaumburg); $300,000* – 2009 The Allendale Association at Risk Youth Therapeutic Services (Lake Villa); $196,514* – 2009 Illinois Institute of Technology for the Illinois Manufacturing Innovation Coalition (IL); $100,800* – 2009 Kids Hope United, Lake Villa, IL for the multi-systemic therapy program for youth (Lake Villa); $100,000* – 2009 WINGS Program, Inc Domestic Violence Project (Schaumburg); $48,000* – 2009 Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, for the expansion of an ongoing project to address the growing problem of childhood obesity among elementary schools (Barrington);

Here are Melissa Bean’s 5 co-sponsored Earmark projects for a cost of $31,817,000*

$28,709,000* – 2009 McCook and Thornton Reservoirs, IL; $2,157,000* – 2009 Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration; $951,000*– 2009 Children’s Memorial Hospital, for facilities and equipment; $0* – 2009 Star Line, IL; $0* – 2009 Union Pacific Northwest Line, IL;

*Datasource provided by legistorm.com


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