Earmarks: Good vs Bad

96amApparently, if Republican Lindsey Graham is to be believed, earmarks in the Omnibus Spending Bill are terrible things that waste taxpayer money. Unless they’re Republican earmarks. As opposed to pork inserted by Democrats, GOP pork is somehow blessed, worthwhile and nothing short of showing amazing  financial accumen. By the same token, massive deficit spending by the Republicans under George W. Bush for the last 8 years, running up over a trillion dollars in red ink…. that was just fine. But a Democratic deficit is anathema. Go figure.

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