Sunday, March 27, 2011

Business As Usual: Earmarks Still In!

Well, it looks like the House Republicans are .......ahhhh........ still whoring.

USA Today reported this week that billions in earmarks remain tucked into the funding measure that keeps the federal government running for the remainder of the fiscal year. Congress is debating right now how much to cut from the measure, yet these secret earmarks are not being openly discussed by members of Congress.

And you'll be pleased to know that one of them--$6Bn worth--is for ethanol!

Here's another item of interest:

Another Coburn legislative item would bar federal unemployment benefits to those earning over $1 million a year.

You read that right. Perhaps 2,000 households with $1 million ++ incomes took $18 million in unemployment comp. Poor dears. How CAN they survive without $350.00/week?

HT: RedStates

5 comments:

Deekaman said...

LOVE to know which RINOs have earmarks in the bill. Time to put up.

Dad29 said...

Well, given the ethanol, I smell manure-fertilizer...

Anonymous said...

A super-cleansing litmus test would thresh out the shaff.

Deekaman said...

http://www.americanindependent.com/160697/ron-paul-one-of-only-four-house-republicans-to-request-earmarks-for-2011-budget

John Foust said...

But you keep voting for Republicans, right?