Friday, September 15, 2006

Daily News: Disgraced Ladies & Gentleman

Philadelphia Daily News discusses earmark “reform”.

The distinguished gentlemen and ladies from (pick your district) were having a Casablanca moment, pretending to be "shocked, shocked" by disclosures linking "earmarks" to the percolating bribery scandal. Earmarks are special-interest projects that get slipped into major spending bills without debate.

As of yesterday, the distinguished ladies and gentlemen couldn't agree even on a definition of earmarks. The new definition being pushed by the GOP leadership would exclude defense bills, for instance.


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