Sunday, June 03, 2007

Liberal Hypocrisy

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070603/D8PHA8LG0.html

*Democrats are sidestepping rules approved their first day in power in January to clearly identify "earmarks" - lawmakers' requests for specific projects and contracts for their states.

*The House-Senate compromise bills due for final action in September cannot be amended and are subject to only one hour of debate, precluding challenges to individual projects.

*Obey insists he is reluctantly taking the step because Appropriations Committee members and staff have not had enough time to fully review the 36,000 earmark requests that have flooded the committee.

* What Obey is doing runs counter to new rules that Democrats promised would make such spending decisions more open.

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