Monday, June 28, 2010

While GOP shows restraint, Dems and one RINO go on a spending spree

All earmarks in the proposed Homeland Security spending bill for 2011 went to Democrats — save one.

RINO Rep. Joseph Cao (La.) was the only House Republican to win a Homeland Security earmark: $800,000 for Federal Emergency Management Administration state and local programs and an emergency operations center in New Orleans. Every other earmark was sponsored by a Democrat.

The remaining $69.15 million in earmarked funds in the Homeland Security bill were for Democrats, a point Republicans were quick to note.

“This is a clear sign that House Republicans’ principled stand for an earmark moratorium and real reform is having an immediate effect," said Michael Steel, spokesman for House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio). "At a time when Washington Democrats’ out-of-control spending is scaring the hell out of the American people, and they refuse to even pass a budget for the first time in modern history, the contrast on the issue of spending and jobs could not be more clear.” READ MORE...

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