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Bill Young: honor my earmarks



Congressional earmarks may have gotten a bad name to most folks but not U.S. Rep. CW Bill Young. The champion earmarker has sent Republican constituents a letter paying homage to his earmarks and what they've done for the Pinellas economy. "My first major earmark, early in my time in Congress, was funding to build a new hospital for veterans at Bay Pines that was so badly needed,'' going on to list everything from beach renourishment to bridge and road and MacDill projects and more.


..."Remember, every time you turn on your water faucet, the water that comes out just might be flowing from the C.W. Bill Young Reservoir that was funded by a Congressional earmark."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:17pm]


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