Fellow Eph Blogger Mike Needham ’04 is quoted in the Record on the Porkbuster campaign.

“Citizens should recognize that the 2005 transportation bill is more expensive, in inflation-adjusted dollars, than the Marshall Plan and interstate highway system combined,” said Michael Needham ’04, chief of staff at the Heritage Foundation and former Record editor in chief. “And none of the projects contained within it are as urgent as those two priorities, nor as spending to rebuild after Katrina.”

Reducing earmarks in transportation bills is one of the few political topics — like not nominating Alberto Gonzalez for the Supreme Court — that bring together EphBlog participants from across the political spectrum.

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