Thursday, October 11, 2012

RELEASE: Tammy Baldwin Blew $3.4 Million for Turtle Tunnel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lisa Boothe 608-661-6363 or Lisa@TommyforWisconsin.com

 

Tammy Baldwin Blew $3.4 Million for Turtle TunnelBaldwin's Pork Barrel Spending Has Led Our Nation Into Debt

 
Madison, WI - With so many Americans struggling to make ends meet during these tough economic times, Madison liberal Tammy Baldwin has made no qualms about spending taxpayers hard-earned money. Not only did she support her party's $825 billion stimulus, but she has been a consistent vote for 49,609 pork barrel projects. However, instead of using the stimulus money to pave the way for job creation, Baldwin supported a $3.4 million earmark to pave the way for turtles.

"Not only has Madison liberal Tammy Baldwin voted for 49,609 earmarks, but she blew $3.4 million of hard-working taxpayers' money on a turtle tunnel," said spokeswoman Lisa Boothe. "During her 14 years in Congress, Baldwin has been a reliable vote for more government spending. She supported her party's failed $825 billion stimulus, which has helped lead to our nation's $16 trillion debt. Her failed economic policies have helped bury each American household under $136,000 of debt. Not only is Madison liberal Tammy Baldwin too extreme for Wisconsin, but her economic policies are way too costly."


BACKGROUND

Baldwin Has Voted For 49,609 Earmarks Costing $116,785,142,151.
(Citizens Against Government Waste Website,
www.cagw.org, Accessed 8/20/12)
  • In 2010, Baldwin Requested 24 Earmarks Costing $21.6 Million. (Citizens Against Government Waste Website, www.cagw.org, Accessed 8/29/11)
  • In 2009, Baldwin Requested 21 Earmarks Costing $20.1 Million. (Citizens Against Government Waste Website, www.cagw.org, Accessed 8/29/11)
  • In 2008, Baldwin Requested 19 Earmarks Costing $16.4 Million. (Citizens Against Government Waste Website, www.cagw.org, Accessed 8/29/11)
Baldwin Voted For An Earmark That Appropriated $3.4 Million For A Wildlife "Eco-Passage" So That Turtles Could Cross A Road Safely. (H.R. 1, CQ Vote #70: Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 246-183: R 0-176; D 246-7, 2/13/09, Baldwin Voted Yea; Senator Tom Coburn, "100 Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion," www.coburn.senate.gov, June 2009)

Baldwin Voted For An Earmark That Appropriated Nearly $10 Million To Renovate A Train Station That Hasn't Been Used In 30 Years. (H.R. 1, CQ Vote #70: Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 246-183: R 0-176; D 246-7, 2/13/09, Baldwin Voted Yea; Senator Tom Coburn, "100 Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion," www.coburn.senate.gov, June 2009)

Baldwin Voted For An Earmark That Appropriated $250,000 To Renovate A Dilapidated Laundromat In Memphis, Tennessee. (H.R. 1, CQ Vote #70: Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 246-183: R 0-176; D 246-7, 2/13/09, Baldwin Voted Yea; Senator Tom Coburn, "100 Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion," www.coburn.senate.gov, June 2009)

Baldwin Voted For An Earmark That Appropriated $400,000 To Construct A Berth For A Historic Ship In Delaware. (H.R. 1, CQ Vote #70: Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 246-183: R 0-176; D 246-7, 2/13/09, Baldwin Voted Yea; Senator Tom Coburn, "100 Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion," www.coburn.senate.gov, June 2009)

Baldwin Voted For An Earmark That Appropriated $4.7 Million On A Trail To Connect Downtown Lexington, Kentucky, With A Horse Farm For The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games In 2010. (H.R. 1, CQ Vote #70: Adopted (thus sent to the Senate) 246-183: R 0-176; D 246-7, 2/13/09, Baldwin Voted Yea; Senator Tom Coburn, "100 Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion," www.coburn.senate.gov, June 2009)



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