There have been many comments in several posts about this today and I believe it’s worth moving to the front page. Here is Senator Saxby Chambliss precisely one month ago:
“I have consistently voted for the elimination of earmarks in the past and will support the earmark-moratorium resolution today.
And here he is today:
I recently voted in support of an earmark moratorium to help reduce federal spending in the next Congress. As I have previously stated, while this is not the answer to our budget woes, it is a good start.
Why, then, Senator, do you personally have 42 earmarks in the Omnibus Spending Bill?
And if you think the Omnibus Spending Bill “simply spends too much,” does that include your own pet projects? If so, why did you promote them to begin with? If not, isn’t that a violation of your own alleged position against pork spending?