This 410 billion dollar omnibus bill that has passed the house include just short of 9000 (yes that is thousand) earmarks. That is special projects supposedly for members constituants. Things like millions for research on swine odor, money for wild blueberry research and cloning of potatoes.
Obama clearly promised there would be no earmarks in his Presidency. Democrats are blaming this on the fact that it is a holdover bill from last summer. Which by the way they stalled because they knew they could get it in after the election.
There is no excuse for this and IMO Obama is a coward (as well as a liar)if he does not veto this bill. Whats your take?
Answer by gemgem at 10:05 AM on Mar. 2, 2009
Answer by akinbottom2 at 10:09 AM on Mar. 2, 2009
Answer by foreverb3 at 10:12 AM on Mar. 2, 2009
Unfortunately you wont get many answers from his people here. These questions are beneath them and they are "tired" of answering them.
Answer by momof030404 at 10:24 AM on Mar. 2, 2009
Answer by akinbottom2 at 10:27 AM on Mar. 2, 2009
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:29 AM on Mar. 2, 2009
I think I would find the left a little more credible if they didn't back everything he says and does so blindly! And before one gets on here and hit me with the "but when Bush was president" argument. I DID disagree with the man. I HATED that he signed the first pkg, among other things. But I don't believe he was a cause for a lot of the mess we are in!
Answer by momof030404 at 10:36 AM on Mar. 2, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:38 AM on Mar. 2, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:39 AM on Mar. 2, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 10:43 AM on Mar. 2, 2009