Max Linn on Bill Young and pork spending

11/16/07 Mitch E. Perry
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In Last Sunday’s St. Petersburg Times, longtime Pinellas Congressman C.W. Bill Young was ripped in a full page ad for his spending.

The ad blared, “Congragulations to Congressman Bill Young for being the #2 most fiscally irresponsible representative in the entire U.S. Congress.”

The ad was paid for by Max Linn, president of Florida Citizens for Term Limits. Linn ran as an independent for governor last year.

The watchdog organization Taxpayers for Common Sense recently called out Young for securing the second most earmarked dollars in the 2008 military spending bill. Young actually had more so-called earmarks than the chairman of the House Appropriations panel, Pensylvania’s John Murtha.

Linn ended his full page ad by declaring that “buying votes by directing national funds to local politics is politics at its worst." He adds, it’s time for Bill Young to retire.

WMNF asked Linn to elaborate on his beef with the Pinellas Republican.

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