Friday, March 23, 2007

On Earmarks, Democrats Break Their Own Rules

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Obey defends the notion that a spending item which would otherwise be called an earmark, is not an earmark, if he as the sponsor of the legislation and the Chairman of the Committee, decides to include it in the bill. In this formulation, he is not an 'individual Member,' but some form of institution:

Hat Tip: Club for Growth

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