Earmarks even in emergency bailout — disgusting

3 thoughts on “Earmarks even in emergency bailout — disgusting”

  1. Feeding at the trough, as usual. Although, frankly, I believe that taxing the awards on something like the Exxon spill is kind of sleazy on the government’s part. I guess that’s supposed to be a deterrent from frivolous lawsuits or something. Still, if I’m injured by someone else’s negligence and that is proven in a courtroom, why should the government get any of that money?

    Crap, do I sound like a Republican?

    Anyway, this is just more piggishness by the politicians the citizenry keeps putting into office. When Americans wake up and start throwing the bums out, we’ll see change. Considering how undeducated and dang near illiterate so many are, I wouldn’t hold my breath.
    I was just appalled that despite the supposed urgency of getting this “rescue” bill passed, those jerks still found time to think about and insert all that unrelated junk. If it was vote buying, it doesn’t say much for those legislators who said “sure you can have my vote to save the country — if you sweeten the deal with my favorite project.”

  2. Do you know how I can find out who inserted each earmark so I can make their life miserable by calling, emailing and telling everyone I know to do the same? Please, let’s start publishing details instead of blah, blah, blah. Thank you for Rep. Diane Watson, D-Los Angeles and Hollywood tax break.
    Sorry, I don’t know right off hand. But I would think the information would be out there somewhere, maybe in a copy of the bill itself from some .gov website.

  3. Pathetic, and I just don’t understand how we let them get away. It’s blackmail. How can this just go on and on? It’s a vicious cycle that cannot be broken!
    It would be interesting to know which, if any, bills have ever been passed that didn’t include pork. I like Obama’s idea of setting up a simple Google-type site where anyone can go see who put what in each bill (or something like that).

... and that's my two cents