Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Earmark Corruption & the President

JOHN FUND has a very interesting insight on earmarks:
"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.

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