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Not of the Republican who is against earmarks all earmarks Louisiana congressman John Fleming says.
-- is -- -- it comes to our military that congressman it's like an old analogy can be a little bit pregnant either completely -- and I mean -- -- to do the defense thing and then you're just -- bought and paid for is anyone else.
-- you know earmarks have become emblematic of the wasteful spending in Washington.
No question about that.
However there have been.
Times in the past plus ups as we call on.
In which -- for instance we up armored humvees.
In Iraq -- saved American lives.
In my district highway I 49.
We really -- scrapping for the last dollars needed to complete it.
Which to me is a natural national priority.
Having GPS systems to track nuclear weapons and which are also in my district that zero -- We're not -- they're also great and you mentioned a number of fine.
The ventures and programs and -- own right and have a separate pieces of legislation and not little tacky at -- decided such a big deal of its own -- -- right.
The air force strike fighter and others are are beneficiaries of such spending.
But they're also warned -- that kind of attention -- and they should be -- of a separate bill let's separate piece of legislation.
It and I completed.
And I'm unsupported in the 112 what's the more -- belongs to debate.
Well I think it should be until such time that we have a process.
In which we can be very.
Comfortable in the American people can be very comfortable.
That earmarks for plus -- or direct.
Spinning by members of congress can be done in a very transparent way.
And properly vetted and not in -- for political benefit so.
No no I Saturday -- congress and you make a very good point review is doing -- kind of here's my worry that -- say there aren't a lot of guys.
They're like you.
And they might just sort of assume.
Vital program might be someone else's poor but it's vital program vital initiative to -- so I think my.
Earmark is better than your -- and then we have an earmark.
Battle it out to me and we should label the mall was an earmark as an earmark is an -- they -- stay right.
And the reverse of that is I'll vote for your market -- -- and I exactly.
And it becomes the incident to which you buy off.
Votes for new legislation you wouldn't otherwise by.
Right so I really think the burden should.
With an acceptable way of clearing house if you will to do this -- keeping only the national priorities are we should do away with earmarks entirely.
Congressman thank you very much.
Right always a pleasure and it.
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