Bean's Earmarks in 2010

From the Palatine Tea Party group…

(Palatine, Illinois) – Representative Melissa Bean Illinois 8th district sponsored or co-sponsored the following 13 Earmark projects in 2010 totaling $25,271,000*. Keep in mind that 2010 is not over yet.

With record deficits in 2010 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 2010 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 projects is generational theft.

Here are Melissa Bean’s 13 individual Earmark projects for a cost of $25,271,000*:

$19,376,000* – McCook and Thornton Reservoirs, IL; $1,600,000* – Goodrich ISR Systems Barrington Wide Area Sensor Force Protection Targeting (Barrington, IL); $1,200,000* – Northrop Grumman Large Aircraft Podded Infrared Countermeasures Systems for Air Force Reserve KC-135 (Rolling Meadows); $675,000* – Glencoe Dept of Public Safety Atmospheric Detection Equipment For the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (Glencoe); $600,000* – IL Route 120 Corridor (Lake County); $500,000* – Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL for facilities and equipment (Chicago); $500,000 – Village of Johnsburg, IL The Village of Johnsburg for waste-water treatment infrastructure (Johnsburg); $300,000* – Turning Point Inc Law Enforcement Advocacy Partnership (LEAP) (Woodstock); $250,000* – McHenry County, Woodstock, IL for short-term occupational training (McHenry County); $200,000* – Lake County Wetland Preservation, Protection and Restoration Plan (IL); $70,000* – Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, IL for facilities and equipment (Barrington); $0 – Metra Commuter Rail Union Pacific Northwest Line, IL; $0 – Metra STAR Line, IL.

Your kids get the bill from my reckless behavior…

Here is one recommendation – Use Common Sense

If you are outraged with Bean’s wasteful spending, contact her local office (847) 517-2927 or DC (202) 225-3711 and vote her out in November!

*Datasource provided by legistorm


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  • Well then, you must've loved her predecessor Phil Crane, who never brought anything back to the district or his constituents from Washington, except for maybe those little airlines bottles. A sobering reminder of just how good we had it!

  • In reply to Mouthpiece:

    Yes, I DID like it that Phil Crane brought back nothing. I think EVERY Congressman should "bring back nothing." In fact, I think every Congressman should be making sure we don't SEND anything in the first place.

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