25 February, 2009

About That ‘Fiscal Discipline’ Thing? We Were Kidding

The AP reports:

House Democrats unveiled a $410 billion spending bill on Monday to keep the government running through the end of the fiscal year, setting up the second political struggle over federal funds in less than a month with Republicans.
The measure includes thousands of earmarks, the pet projects favored by lawmakers but often criticized by the public in opinion polls. There was no official total of the bill's earmarks, which accounted for at least $3.8 billion.

Yeah, so much for fiscal discipline. Glad I didn’t waste my time believing it.

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