Tag Archives: earmarks

Earmark Day on Beacon Hill

(I have finished about 40% of the amendments.  Will finish more tomorrow.  This takes longer than expected.  If anybody wants to help, send me an email! – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) “The earmark favor factory needs to be boarded up and demolished, not turned over to new management that may or may not have a better eye for…

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Brown Undecided on Earmark Ban?

According to the group Taxpayers Against Earmarks, Sen. Brown is still listed as undecided on Sen. Demint’s proposed two year ban on earmarks. If Republicans decide to continue playing the same D.C. game of pork projects for votes they will lose any chance of regaining the trust of the American public. I urge you to call Sen. Brown before Tuesday’s…

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Another MA Boondoggle

Now that the Ted Williams tunnel,Lenny Zakim bridge and all the other projects that are collectively known as “The Big Dig” are for the most part done draining the public coffers(The wallets of commuters are another story) MA politicians are scrambling to find a new way to fleece the taxpayers. Enter the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States…

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Obama signs $32.8M in Earmarks for “Kennedy Legacy” introduced by John Kerry

Congratulations you just spent $32.8 million to propagate the legacy of the Kennedy family.  The $410B supplemental spending package just signed into law by Barack Obama contained $32.8M in earmarks to celebrate the Kenendy Legacy.  Included in the package was $5.8M for the new “Edward Kennedy Institute for the Senate”, $22M for the Kennedy Library and $5M for a gateway…

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2009 Obama Deficit Prejection Grows to 1,750,000,000,000.00

Obama forecasts $1,750bn deficit By Edward Luce and Krishna Guha in Washington Published: February 26 2009 11:24 | Last updated: February 26 2009 13:55 Barack Obama’s headline budget, that will be released later on Thursday morning, includes a $250bn item for future bailout funds which implies the White House could be planning to ask Congress for up to $1,000bn more…

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Another Day, Another $410,000,000,000.00 Gone!

House Approves $410 Billion Spending Bill

The legislation is designed to permit most federal agencies to continue operating until the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.  

AP, Wednesday, February 25, 2009   WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House approved $410 billion legislation Wednesday that boosted domestic programs, bristled with earmarks and chipped away at policies left behind by…

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The Porkfest Continues

“We need earmark reform,” Obama said in September during a presidential debate in Oxford, Miss. “And when I’m president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.” So Mr. President, are you going to sign the Omnibus Spending Bill about to hit your desk? The $410 billion bill contains over 9,000 earmarks.…

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