Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Pork? Try 'Herd of Pigs'

The Hill describes the quandary House Republicans face in trying to pass the spending bill for Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services. This is always the most difficult appropriations measure to pass, because everyone can find a reason to vote against: abortion policy, healt care funding, and a host of others. This year, the problems include $500 million spent on 1,700 earmarks!

Tom Coburn and Jeff Flake are tag-teaming the Congressional leadership, and can probably prevent this bill from being considered.

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