View Full Version : Current count of earmarks in omnibus is....

12-16-2010, 07:59 PM
6714 earmarks (roughly $8.3 billion worth). That only includes disclosed earmarks, and not the undisclosed ones.

Full file with descriptions can be found HERE (http://coburn.senate.gov/public//index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=1dbe7fc7-8924-4932-98ad-3063ab245caa) (note: you may need to download the MS Office 2007 compatibility pack if you have trouble opening the file, found HERE (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en) )

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"We are going to ban all earmarks, the process by which individual members insert pet projects without review."
---President Obama, January 6, 2009 </div></div>

And Paul's supposed policy of being against them... well I counted his name on the list over a dozen times before I got tired of counting.

I really can't wait to dive into this one a little deeper and see what shakes out.


12-16-2010, 10:43 PM
I thought I read somewhere that Reid was not going to push the Omnibus bill and will try to work with Reps on a short term budget. Hopefully all these earmarks don't make them into the short term budget.


12-16-2010, 10:52 PM
yeah, actually I saw the story break a few minutes after I posted this! lol


12-17-2010, 07:39 AM
They gotta get their pork before the other party takes over next month.

I'm so glad that Obama managed to bring about more of the "change" he promised!