Dems Join The Earmark-Ban Bandwagon Before It Runs Them Down

After the Republicans took the House and started talking about banning earmarks, former skeptic President Obama got religion and made what would have been an empty promise to veto any bill that includes earmarks.  His fellow Democrats finally rode to the rescue and decided not to make him regret that promise (for now):

After months of resistance, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) announced Tuesday that he will enforce a ban on earmarks in all Senate spending bills, ending a cherished practice by lawmakers that had become a symbol of wasteful excess. 

Let’s see how long it takes them to start re-defining the term “earmark.”  My money’s on three weeks.  Maybe four.

Published in: on February 1, 2011 at 9:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

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