Earmarks Don’t Mean Crap

Here’s a great article about how earmarks don’t mean CRAP.

They’re just a straw-man argument, used by fake conservatives, like Eric Cantor, to dupe the public into thinking that they’re good on spending.

A real conservative would not waste his or her time on stupid earmarks.  They would be going after the appropriations’ bills.  That’s where the big spending is:

But really, we’re talking about a pittance in the big scheme of the federal budget. Slaughter all the earmarks, and it would barely put a dent in runaway spending.

Well actually, it wouldn’t even do that.

That’s because earmarks come out of a total amount of federal spending that’s carved in stone before the earmarks are ever doled out to the lawmakers. In other words, the money’s going to get spent anyway.

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Published in: on March 9, 2009 at 1:17 pm  Leave a Comment  
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