We received an email today from Rene Oberer, a Conservative challenging Rep. Mike Turner (R) for US Representative of Ohio’s 3rd District. The email challenged Mr. Turner’s use of earmarks.
Certainly, in a perfect world any conservative would be opposed to earmarks, but in today’s Congressional politics they seem inevitable. The practice is ingrained. So, while we understand Rep. Turner’s desire to return some of that money to our community, we agree that earmarks do more harm than good. To stop the earmarks, you have to change the system by removing the people enabling the status quo.
That said, we applaud Rene’s efforts to bring light to this issue and support her in trying to get rid of earmarks entirely. Maybe the earmarks that litter this god forsaken health care bill will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back?
We at BeHeardNotHerded.com have no allegiance to career politicians. We believe that citizens should do their civic duty by serving public office, then return to their private lives. To that end, we support Rene’s efforts to challenge Mr. Turner. Congress needs an enema!
To read the email from Rene Oberer, click the link below.