Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Over 6,000 Earmarks Totaling In Excess of $8,000,000,000 In Latest U.S. Congressional Spending Bill

December 15th, 2010
CBS Evening News reported this evening that the latest spending bill/budget from the U.S. Congress included over six thousand spending earmarks totaling over eight billion dollars. This is in light of the demand for changes and fiscal responsibility expressed by the voters in the last national elections. (Earmarks are special localized expenditures that are buried in the larger spending bill that typically only benefit specific localized interests.) Such shows that our elected officials seem to know nothing of fiscal responsibility. Initially, I think the majority of the Federal politicians regardless of party affiliation supported the spending bill until the news of all the earmarks was made public. Like I have been saying, VOTE THEM ALL OUT OF OFFICE if the politicians have been in office for any significant length of time!!
Adam Trotter / AVT

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