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AFP-Virginia Statement Regarding Senators Webb and Warner’s Votes on Banning Earmarks

RICHMOND – The U.S. Senate today failed in a formal attempt to ban earmarks through fiscal year 2013.  Virginia Senator Mark Warner voted in favor of addressing the proposal, but Senator Jim Webb did not.  Americans for Prosperity’s Virginia State Director Ben Marchi today issued the following statement:

“Evidently, too many members of the United States Senate did not hear the overwhelming voices of the citizens of America on Election Day earlier this month.  Sadly, Jim Webb is one of those who continued to ignore the people’s clearly-expressed frustration with the runaway growth of the federal government.  Senator Webb had a choice today: stand with the people, or stand with government.  Unfortunately, he chose the latter.

“Earmarks may well win votes with government largesse in carefully chosen locations in home states and districts, but they are poisonous to the notion of open, efficient and responsible governance.  Jim Webb showed that he views the taxpayers’ wallets as 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week ATMs for legislators to use at their whim.

“As disappointing as Webb’s vote was, Senator Mark Warner’s vote was equally as encouraging.  His vote in support of the measure was refreshing in that it recognized that spending must have its limits, even in Washington, D.C.”

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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