Why can’t Louise Slaughter and Brian Higgins bring more federal dollars into the region?
You would think that a budget-conscious first-year congressman in the minority party would be an utter failure at bringing home the bacon from the pig trough known as the federal budget.
Rep. Chris Lee obtained more money in federal “earmarks” — lawmaker-chosen spending items — in the current budget than any of his Democratic colleagues from Western New York.
You would think with a donkey controlled congress, WNY reps in the house would be able to get more bucks for the region…think again.
What this illustrates is that Slaughter and Higgins aren’t high up in the Washington donkey herd when comes to getting the $$$.