"The Big Government philosophy in Washington has created a sense of entitlement for too many politicians.'
Republican Congressional candidate (TX 25) Dr. Donna Campbell issued a statement supporting House Republicans in their moratorium to end the use of earmarks.
"Government spending is out of control and earmarks are a symbol of a broken and out-of-touch Congress that continually puts its own interests above the needs of the people. These earmarks represent billions in waste--an allocation of spending that has grown more extreme every year, adding to our deficit.
"Unfortunately, the Big Government philosophy in Washington has created a sense of entitlement for too many politicians. Again and again we see our hard-earned tax dollars doled out as payback for political favors and divided among special interest lobbyists like poker winnings.
"Americans are fed up with this type of egregious and unethical behavior. A unilateral ban on earmarks is the first of many meaningful steps we can take to restore fiscal responsibility and discipline to our nation's capital and return power to the people.
"I pledge to avoid the earmark process and to always submit spending requests in time for public scrutiny."
-- Dr. Donna Campbell