Ok, I’ll bite. What’s wrong with some of the earmarks in the spending bill?
For instance, there is $950,000 for the College Ave redesign in New Brunswick. Why is that an issue? Isn’t it the government’s job to spend money on certain public initiatives?
How would you have the government divy up the money that is spent? Instead of politicians, would you have an unelected set of technocrats make the spending decisions deep in government agencies? What should the policy be?