How else can you explain this kind of nonsense?
The idea that Barbie is fiscally "conservative" has long since been put to bed. The list of millions of payments in this article as some sort of pork that isn't "wasted," much of which is in fact, pure waste, like dumping another $2 million down the CRC rat hole shows that whoever wrote this is politically ignorant and just another Herrera kool aid drinker.
Though she’s fiscally conservative, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, is also hesitant to banish earmarks, despite proposals from some Republicans to do just that.
“She’s never been comfortable supporting a complete ban on members of Congress being involved in how funds are directed,” said Herrera Beutler spokesman Casey Bowman.
Herrera Beutler would like to see more competitive bid allocations, rather than direct handouts to favored businesses, Bowman said. “Whatever happens, we’ll work to make sure that Clark County gets its share.”
Courtney Sherwood is The Columbian’s business and features editor. Reach her at 360-735-4561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bab's support and co-sponsorship of SEIU legislation, her efforts to help the democrats to strip out the last $229 million from the state emergency fund right before her thankfully short term as my state representative ended... and now her reliance on earmark pork?
Sorry, Courtney. "Fiscal conservatives" don't think that way, and don't do those kinds of things. Sell it somewhere else... I ain't buying.
Cross posted at Clark County Politics.