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Obama should fulfull his promises and threaten to veto the earmark-bloated spending bill

By John Burke | Related entries in Budget, Congress, Democrats, Earmarks, Obama, Republicans, Senate, Spending

  Thanks to the powerful stand taken by two Democrats, Evan Bayh, a centrist after my own heart, and Russ Feingold, a staunch, principled liberal, both of whom will vote against the $410-billion spending bill as long as it contains 9,000 earmarks, the Senate leadership came up one vote short on moving the bill forward. […]

March 6th, 2009 | Permalink| 16 Comments »