Are You Missing $231,000?
- According to the list of earmarks in the Committee Report for the Financial Services Appropriations Bill, the very first request listed is for the ”Abraham Lincoln National Airport Commission." Sounds noble – until you realize that it's for an airport that doesn't exist run by a congressional staffer on Rep. Jackson's payroll.
- According to its website, the Airport Commission “has a mandate from its members to plan, develop, finance, construct and operate a commercial airport with passenger and cargo facilities near University Park. In short, the Commission is dedicated to developing a third airport in the Chicago area.
- Specifically, this earmark would direct $231,000 – taken from taxpayers’ pockets across America – for “Minority and Small Business Development and Procurement Opportunities.” It seems rather curious that an airport that doesn't yet exist would need to develop opportunities for minorities & small businesses.
Who needs a Budweiser distributorship when you can steal hundreds of thousands for a non existent airport?
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