The Club for Growth fires another shot at Barry Fleming:
Since the day he entered Congress, Rep. Paul Broun has been a strong opponent of Congress’ wasteful pork-barrel system. Immediately, he voted against wasteful pork projects, like the Lobster Institute in Maine, the Shellfish Research Institute in New Jersey, grape genetics research in New York, and a multi-state wood utilization grant. In a demonstration of his commitment to saving taxpayers money, Paul Broun received a 100% on the Club for Growth’s 2007 RePORK Card.
Rep. Broun has also pledged not to request any earmarks, a courageous act for which he was praised by the Athens Banner-Herald for “setting a standard his colleagues would do well to follow.” The question is: Why hasn’t Barry Fleming taken an anti-earmark pledge as well?
To date, 46 members of Congress have taken an anti-earmark pledge, Democrats included. “If even Democrats can take a pledge against earmarks, why can’t Barry Fleming?” said Club for Growth President Pat Toomey. “How conservative can Barry Fleming be if he is not willing to lead on the issue of outrageous wasteful spending?