Sheets Byrd comes through in the clutch

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    Looks like Sen. Robert Byrd is smoking the competition when it comes to bringing home the bacon.

    Of the nearly $7.7 billion in earmarks included in the $410 billion omnibus spending bill proposed for next year, no senator was more aggressive than the Democrat from West Virginia.



    Byrd scored a whopping 60 earmarks for his state at a cost of nearly $123 million, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense, a watchdog group who tallied the earmarks.

    The Top 20 list features 12 Democrats and eight Republicans.

    Byrd was nearly eclipsed by Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the ranking member of the Finance Committee and the Senate's highest-profile critic of the recent bank bailouts, snagged the No. 2 spot with $115 million.

    change? :lol::lol:

    BYRD IS BRINGING HOME THE BACON - New York Post
     

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