Skip to comments.Earmarks still have friends in high places
Posted on 05/16/2012 9:07:22 AM PDT by radioone
A provision for a uranium-enrichment plant in Ohio keeps cropping up all over Capitol Hill: $150 million in the Senates highway bill, $150 million in a Senate energy bill, $100 million in that bills House counterpart. Theres even talk of putting it in a final House-Senate transportation bill.
Werent grants like this earmarks by another name supposed to be banished by Republicans in Congress? Yes. And for most lawmakers, they are.
But the earmark has the top two Republicans in Congress on its side: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). And by Congress own rules, its not an earmark. Definitions aside, it is proof that when top politicians want to pay for a pet project, they can usually find a way.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
“Get Rid of Pork!!! (Well except the pork for my district, we really need it)”
McConnell and Boehner: Exhibit 1A and Exhibit 1B of what is wrong with the Republican Party.
Exhibit 1 is probably going to get nominated for President in Tampa, unfortunately.
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