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by FiveBoxes Staff | 2008-01-25 8:08 

A group that lobbies for needle exchanges, for allowing more immigrants with HIV/AIDS to legally enter the country, and for condom distribution in prisons received a $303,000 federal earmark pushed by Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.).

That was one of 261 earmarks Clinton personally helped usher through Congress. That’s more earmarks than any other member of Congress seeking the presidency, according to an analysis by the watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW).

In the early 19th century, French political thinker Alexis de Toqueville said, “The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money.”  Earmarks for special interest groups are nothing more than a bribe.

The full article is here: Top Earmark-er Clinton Grants $303,000 to Gay Lobby Group

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