Greetings, Concerned Citizen!

Here’s your chance to investigate earmarks–those spending measures inserted by members of Congress into bills that direct taxpayer dollars to their pet projects. Are members using earmarks to meet pressing needs? Reward political supporters? Are they good public policy, or vehicles for pure pork? Every earmark is different, and we currently have over 3,000 of them online, ready and waiting for you to dig into.

The research framework we’re providing asks you specific questions about the recipient of the earmark and the member who sponsored it, and provides links to the sources of information you can search for answers.

You will also have an opportunity to provide additional information from your own research. We offer some suggestions and ideas for additional information you can find, but feel free to follow your own instincts.

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Educate Yourself

Read about what Earmarks are and how they affect your well-being.

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Watch The Government

Watch Government hands and monitor their spending suggestions.

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Act On Misspendings

Don't let absurdal spendings be a waste of tax-payers money.

“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.”

-Thomas Jefferson

KNOW MORE ABOUT EARMARKING

It is the act of setting something aside funds for some projects or for any projects that will come in the future. For example, funds may be earmarked to pay for debt or the salary of the civil servant in case of a country.  It’s commonly used to money that have been set aside in order to cater for a specific project; “The Minister of Finance had earmarked 10 billion dollars for a new economy initiative.” The senate and house calls it the provision that is meant for a particular program.  The Budget and management office of the White House claims earmarks are meant to help the executive arm of the government to perform its responsibility more effectively.  No matter who is given the definition we can’t deny that this earmark has been abuse of recent.

WHAT IS IT USED FOR, IN A PERFECT COUNTRY

Military Funding 

Highway Transportation 

National Park Services

Federal Building Constructions

Agricultural Research

Urban Developments

RECENT EARMARK ARTICLES

Earmark: Government Won’t Fund Research On Gun V...

2017-12-14// By: EarmarkWatch

"Fund Research On Gun Violence" Gun violence has posed a serious threat to the security of individuals. Starting from the big Orlando shooting to the recent Las Vegas attack, the flaws in arms con...

Earmarks, Definition and Importance in Economics...

2017-11-14// By: EarmarkWatch

The act of setting something aside funds for some projects or for any projects that will come in the future. For example, funds may be earmarked to pay for debt or the salary of the civil servant in c...

CAGW : An Organization To Eliminate Waste In The F...

2017-10-15// By: EarmarkWatch

Known by its abbreviation CAGW stands for Citizen Against Government Waste. It was founded in 1984 and since then has been known for fighting against wastage of public funds in government spending. It...

Citizen Movements to Prevent Public Money Wasting ...

2017-09-18// By: EarmarkWatch

Сіtіzеns Аgаіnst Gоvеrnmеnt Wаstе (САGW) іs а nоn-рrоfіt оrgаnіzаtіоn іn thе Unіtеd Ѕtаtеs. Іt funсtіоns аs а thіnk-tаnk, "gоvеrnmеnt wаtсhdоg" аnd аdvосасу grоuр fоr fіsсаllу соnsеrvаtіvе саusеs. Тhе...

US Government Embracing Earmarks...

2017-08-27// By: EarmarkWatch

Although there is a self-imposed ban on earmarks, having pet projects are inevitable in the Congress and just recently, a $5B fund was approved for earmark projects FY 2016. The practice was supposed ...

US Taxpayer’s Concerns about Earmarks...

2017-08-05// By: EarmarkWatch

Earmarking is about spending on a project locally. It is termed as “bringing home the bacon” as legislators continue to work on projects that will benefit their voters back home. If this is the case, ...

QUESTIONABLE SPENDINGS, WHERE YOUR TAX MONEY GOES TO

300,000 To еnсоurаgе Americans to еаt саvіаr produced in Idaho.
592,527 On a ѕtudу thаt ѕоught to fіgurе out once аnd fоr аll whу сhіmраnzееѕ thrоw роор.
75,000 To рrоmоtе awareness аbоut the role Mісhіgаn plays in рrоduсіng Chrіѕtmаѕ trееѕ аnd роіnѕеttіаѕ.
300,000 On a ѕtudу thаt соnсludеd the first bіrd оn Eаrth рrоbаblу had blасk fеаthеrѕ.

 NOTICED SOME ABSURDS IN TAX MONEY SPENDINGS?

Reach out to us anytime and we’ll happily investigate the problem. Let’s discipline the goverment on every and each public dollar they spend.