Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Congressional Pork Advocates Press On

A bipartisan coalition of Congressmen committed to no principle other than their retention of power has larded over 1,700 earmarks into the Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations Bill currently awaiting consideration in the House. Principled legislators, including Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake and Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, are seeking to extract the earmarks, but Republican and Democratic leaders who would gladly sacrifice constitutional principles of federalism and any regard for limited government in exchange for a few more votes are pledging to bludgeon those who would get in their way.

Get the details in The Hill, which, by the way, provides information while avoiding my indignant language.

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