“It is a plain dictate of honesty and good government that public expenditures should be limited by public necessity, and that this should be measured by the rules of strict economy.” – Grover Cleveland (Second Inaugural Address; March 4, 1893)

Reasonable people may disagree on exactly what the government should be spending our money on, but surely we can all agree that earmarks for projects such as Algal-Based Renewable Energy for Nevada (noticed all the algae growing in Nevada?), Near Zero Carbon Footprint Energy Creation Through Thermal Oxidation, and a low-profile vegetated Green Technology roof system for the DuPage County, Illinois Administration Building would fail to pass President Cleveland’s definition of strict economy.

– Bill Peacock