"President Bush could also do more. Republican Sen. Jim DeMint notes that the Congressional Research Service has found that 95% of recent earmarks were slipped into committee reports and not written into law. 'These non-legislated earmarks are not legally binding,' he says. 'President Bush could ignore them. He doesn't need a line-item veto.'"If there is true, then the President should do just that.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
JOHN FUND has a very interesting insight on earmarks: