“Rep. Earl Blumenauer heard constituents’ concerns about Iraq at a meeting last week in Oregon. But these weren’t anti-war activists. They were regional transportation officials concerned about the federal money going to the war in Iraq rather than to domestic priorities.”
The Oregonian 8-13-07
Rarely do you ever see bureaucrats complain that a rival agency is spending too much money. If they did it more, we might see a more healthy debate about where our tax dollars go. Unfortunately the only time you witness such debate is when agencies complain about war funding or when schools complain about losing money to prison expenses. Liberals find it too easy to yank money from people who protect us from terrorism and crime, while letting the bigger misspending problems (economic development, pension costs, etc) go untouched.