Top Democrat Plans Advance List of EarmarksBehave! Or I'll take your earmarks away from you!
By Jacqueline Palank, The New York Times
Washington, June 11 — A top House Democrat delivered a promise — and a threat — on Monday about the disclosure of the pet projects known as earmarks.
[Representative David R. Obey of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee] warned that he would bar earmarks completely if Republicans attacked individual projects to score political points.
“If they think they can demagogue the earmarks process all year long and expect Democrats to carry the burden of passing earmarks, they’re wrong,” he said. “Then there will be no earmarks for anybody.” (link)
And this clown is in charge of our hard-earned tax dollars. Christ almighty.
Postscript: So you know what this might mean for us here in Southwest Virginia, we'd see no more of those useless visitor centers, hiking paths, and horseback riding trails being built that nobody uses if those earmarks were eliminated.