Here's another dirty secret: Earmarks
don't actually cost anything.
They argued that "this corresponds to nine earmarks
To be clear, I understand why earmarks
were so disparaged in the 2008 campaigns, why Pres.
But by whatever name they are called, wouldn't you take earmarks
over another government shutdown?
don't necessarily go to the biggest or most powerful states.
John Cornyn in calling for a ban on all Congressional earmark
regarding congressionally originated earmarks
, focusing primarily on the
But those editors involved point out that the project does not paint all earmarks
as bad, citing a need to distinguish between the earmarks
that help communities and those that might help politicians by benefiting campaign contributors.
The letter identifies a number of earmarks
funneled through the Justice Department, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Education.
Waiters noted that in education, earmarks
often go to large public universities and private colleges with their own cadre of lobbyists.
But even with those new disclosure requirements, earmarks
are as popular as ever, with 6,500 earmarks
totaling almost $11 billion in this cycle.
Department of Education is also angry about all the earmarks
it must dole out and administer.
In the fall campaign, Democrats used public distaste with earmarks
to highlight Republican scandals and criticize a GOP "culture of corruption.
In the wake of recent lobbying scandals, leaders in both chambers of Congress are attempting to control the number of earmarks
introduced into bills after conference.