Thursday, March 12, 2009

Obama, Biden and earmarks

Candidate Obama criticized congressional earmarks.

President Obama believes "earmarks have given legislators the opportunity to direct federal money to worthy projects". He said that as he signed a spending bill with 9,000 earmarks, presumably because he believes all 9,000 are for "worthy projects".

Of course, the legislators he was referring to include Joe Biden. Biden, while campaigning for vice president as an opponent of earmarks, was sneaking 56 earmarks that cost a total of $52.1 million into the spending bill Obama signed.

(You got to like the headline - - "Obama decries earmarks, signs spending bill with 9,000 of them")

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