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Jun 13, 2007

Congressman Don Young is “Proud” of His Taxpayer Funded Boondoggles

DCCC Press

Jun 13, 2007

Congressman Don Young is “Proud” of His Taxpayer Funded Boondoggles

Scandal plagued Congressman Don Young (R-AK) – infamous for his “bridge to nowhere” and, most recently, for securing a $10 million earmark for a road in Florida to benefit a campaign contributor – took to the House floor late last night to proclaim he was “proud” of his earmarks.

“Congressman Young’s boondoggles are nothing to be ‘proud’ of – wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on campaign contributors’ pet projects instead of securing our nation is scandalous,” said Jennifer Crider, Communications Director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Congressman Young seems to have taken the ‘bridge to nowhere’ to the land of delusion.”

Following criticism of Congressman Young’s earmarks for the “bridge to nowhere” and a road in Florida for a campaign contributor, Young said:

“I was always proud of my earmarks. I believe in earmarks, always have, as long as they are exposed. But don't you ever call that a scandal.” [Congressional Record, 06-12-07]


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