Friday, May 27, 2011

Tea Party Freshmen Hog Defense Pork

After Promising To End Earmarks, Tea Party Freshmen Hog Defense Pork

Tea Party freshmen who were swept into office largely based on their pledge to end congressional pork are apparently hogging the trough. Capitol Hill Blue reports that members of the Tea Party Caucus filled the latest defense appropriations bill with millions of dollars of earmarks for projects in their home districts:

While talking the big plan to be fiscally responsible the Republican freshmen havepacked a huge $553 billion spending bill with millions of pet defense projects for their home districts.[...]

[ LINK: ThinkProgress ]

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