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.