Earmarks more than bonuses

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    Did anyone else notice that the Earmarks in the spending bill were a greater portion of that bill than the bonuses from AIG were a proportion of AIG's bailout money?

    Just wondering.

    Because you know, if Politicians are all mad a spending bill they never read allowed AIG to give out bonuses of some ratio, maybe they should be a little more mad of their "bonuses" called "earmarks" or "pork barreling" at some greater ratio.

    The hypocrisy is astounding.
     
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    Political necessity is the mother of earmarks...
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    Military spending will thwart earmark ban, experts predict
    02/07/11 - Defense budget experts say the campaign to banish earmarks from Congress is unlikely to succeed because lawmakers will find other ways to direct money to military projects in their districts.
     
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    Yep walt has the straight of it.
    Earmarks may be banned in name and current methodology but they will continue.
     

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