Who's upset with the Omnibus Spending Bill?
by btchakir, Thu Feb 26, 2009 at 06:49:25 AM EST
When the Omnibus Spending Bill (H.R. 1105) passed in the House by 245-178, was anyone upset that it was filled with earmarks? This after Obama's team went to great lengths to avoid earmarks in the Stimulus Bill.
As Down With Tyranny pointed out this morning:
Pathetically, Democrats are defending earmarks by pointing out Republicans-- who American voters already detest for being corrupt-- do it too. Yes, they do; and that's part of why they were kicked out of office. Disgracefully, Hoyer distributed a handout yesterday claiming "You can't spell `earmark' without an `R,'" which stated that 40% of the earmark dollars included in the omnibus spending bill were put there by Republicans.Geez! Doesn't that mean that 60% are put there by Democrats?
I know I have low personal feelings for Steny Hoyer who made that statement (and he used to be my Congressman when I lived in Greenbelt! One of the reasons it doesn't hurt to not live there anymore), but all Democrats should be down on this crap.
When is Feingold's bill to end earmarks going to go through?