March 11, 2010 by WLKM
“The current earmark system is clearly broken and riddled with scandal – we must work to regain the trust of the American people. Banning all earmarks is a big step toward getting our fiscal house in order. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has stated that the President’s budget is a blueprint for disaster that puts us on the fast track to financial ruin. We are in desperate need of additional budget reforms, including the line-item veto and spending caps to ensure that we do not cripple the livelihoods of future generations….let alone this one.”
It is nice to know that the Congressman feel this way now. A year ago, he was one of only 16 Republicans to defy his party and vote for the Obama Omnibus Appropriations Act. This bill HR 1105 has 9,287 earmarks worth over $13 Billion. Read more about it here.