Earmark ban puts local projects on hold

February 8th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Dallas, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When Congress last week banned earmark, many citizens didn’t figure out what impact it will have on their daily lives.

Most politicians and members of the public were quick to condemn earmark as bad. The Republican as a group blamed earmarks for the swelled budget deficit of the United States and pushed for it to be scraped. President Obama agreed with the Republicans and quite a number of Democrats also agreed.

However Democratic Senator of Hawaii, Daniel K. Inouye, was highly against the move.

Mr. Inouye said “The reality is that critical needs in communities throughout the country will be neglected: roads and bridges in disrepair, job training programs shuttered, and vital resources for national defense and law enforcement cut off, to name just a few.”

That is exactly what is happening. Communities are now realizing that most local projects will not be going anywhere for now because of the ban.

With funding for many of the community projects cut, local citizens can only watch as projects from Museum funding to road expansion are stalled. This has got many of the people angry and lawmakers visiting from the Capital will have a tough time explaining things to them.

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