Exactly how is Obama showing himself to be different from politicians of the past?
“Last year’ssaid both he and Obama pledged during the campaign to “stop business as usual in Washington,” and he quoted the president as having said he would go line by line to make sure money was spent wisely.
The White House has said that Obama intends to sign the legislation, casting it as leftover business from 2008. Spokesman Robert Gibbs pledged on Monday thewill issue new guidelines covering earmarks for future bills.”
Leftover from 2008?!? I believe that it is a bill that was created and passed in 2009!
“While Republican opposition in the House focused more on the bill’s overall spending, McCain and allies turned the Senate spotlight squarely on earmarks.
“How does anyone justify some of these earmarks: $1.7 million for pig odor research in Iowa; $2 million “for the promotion of astronomy” in Hawaii; $6.6 million for termite research in New Orleans; $2.1 million for the Center for Grape Genetics in New York,” he said.
He also noted the legislation includes 14 earmarks requested by lawmakers for projects sought by PMA Group, a lobbying company at the center of a federal corruption investigation.”
What a wonderful job of providing a stimulus bill to promote work in America… to get the middle-class up and running again…
What a wonderful way to show the American public that you stand by your campaign promises to change the way Washington works…
Perhaps his new slogan should be : ‘If you can’t beat them…’