Sunday, December 12, 2010

They aren't really earmarks

Queen Bee Michele Bachmann and some other Repulican lawmakers have decided the term earmarks may need to be redefined. When things in your electoral district need to be funded, what do you do?
“What I’m commenting on is that we need to have a real, practical working definition of what do we mean by” earmarks."
“It’s like what beauty is,” said Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.). “Everyone knows what a bridge to nowhere is, or an airport that lands no airplanes, or a statue to you — everyone knows that’s bad. It’s easy to say what an earmark isn’t, rather than what an earmark is.”

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1 comment:

Kate said...

Also, when did it become illegal to grab people by the ears and drag them out of their chairs for being stupid?