Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Having Cake and Eating It, Too

The Senate Republicans are so hypocritical - they seem to want to have their cake and eat it, too! For days all they've done is complain about "earmarks" in the new budget - the budget that was drawn up in December 2009, before Obama was sworn in. But the Republicans are responsible for as many earmarks as the Democrats.

And one of the biggest hypocrites is our senator, Mitch McConnell. He has supported $75 million in earmarks - $50 million he personally had put in the budget! Also, his "supposed" GOP Task Force on Earmark Reform recommendations were never adopted by the Senate Republican Conference.

Republicans make up 3 of the top 5 largest earmarks and 6 of the top 10. The current cost of earmarks amounts to: Democrats $677 million and Republicans $669 million. Yeah, technically the Dems have more, but when yo consider there are 60 Democrats in the senate and only 40 Republicans - well, you don't have to be a math genius ...

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