July 8, 2013

Questions About Democrat Candidate Earmarking Taxpayers’ $ To Buy Congressional District

This morning, the New York Post reports that Democrat House Candidate and Brooklyn Councilman Domenic Recchia has earmarked $2.75 million in taxpayer money for areas outside his council district but inside the Congressional district he wants to represent. Check out the New York Post story about this blatant use of tax dollars to buy an election and make sure to catch the Democrat trying to use Hurricane Sandy as an excuse:

“A Brooklyn councilman mounting a run for Congress next year is dishing out taxpayer cash around a district he doesn’t represent – but would like to – a review by The Post has found. Domenic Recchia (D-Brooklyn) funneled nearly one-third of the City Council’s ‘member items’ to charities, schools and hospitalson Staten Island in the Fiscal Year 2014 budget – even though his council district only covers portions of South Brooklyn. Recchia gave roughly $2.75 million of his $10.3 million in expense and capital money to Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn that comprise the congressional seat he plans to run for next year, currently occupied by Rep. Michael Grimm, a Republican.”