Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Penn State: Making Life Better

While I'm on the topic of Penn State earmarks, here's one that didn't get any attention in the press at the time it was awarded.
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), whose last name is essentially synonymous with the term “earmark” thanks to his father’s long tenure on the same committee, filed a complete report with charts and tables describing the projects he wanted to add, subtract or change. Among the new projects that the committee approved for Shuster: $500,000 for road improvements around the Penn State University baseball stadium. But the money for this project comes from reductions to other projects in his district.
Remember the next time you are stopped at dangerous intersection or have to dodge a pothole somewhere in Centre County that money that could have been used to correct those problems was taken away for a nonessential project by Penn State with the help of Bill Shuster.

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