I have 53 earmarks in this bill and since i have agreed to not vote for ear marks I will now vote against the very same bill. But senator can't you ask for your ear marks to be removed? No I will vote against this bill because it has ear marks.(read the book catch 22) The truth is we send congressmen to washington to represent your state as I see it. Now if they can't do things for the people of their state by proposing what they would like, then why don't we just not have people elected from each state and just make this country one big state and elect just one set of congressmen from though out the country. Since your not allowed to fight for your people then why vote state by state. Republicans are one phoney bunch of un american congressmen. They will sell the country down the drain just to get what they want, and that is usually one thing or the other. 1-bring Obama down 2-provide for their big donners.