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Across the pond, earmarks for Delahunt, a real treat!

And what is this? A local lesson on why earmarks are bad. U.S. Rep. Bill Delahunt has pushed through $1.1 million in federal earmarks for a controversial Cohasset pond clean-up meant to stop flooding in a pricey waterfront neighborhood where his former congressman pal lives, the Herald has learned. The taxpayer-funded project would convert Treat’s Pond from fresh to salt…

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Where’s the outrage!

Is this anyway to run a budget particularly during a funding crisis? The state legislature always does what it pleases. Earmarks have become an issue at the federal level. It’s time citizens raise a ruckus. Giving the legislators more money is like giving a teenager a bottle of whiskey and the keys to the car. Beacon Hill lawmakers have churned…

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