Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Truth About Earmarks

From the Great Statesman, Ron Paul.

This is a lot to swallow. We've been preached to for so long about how horrible earmarks are. How they are wasteful pork and they ought to be abolished.

One of the big criticisms of Ron Paul during the 2008 Presidential election campaign was his use of earmarks, attaching them to bills even though he didn't vote for the bill in the end.

Hypocrisy, the critics said.

Now Ron Paul has taken his lesson on Earmarks 101 to Congress. But do they ever listen?

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