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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Earmarks Escape Budget Cutters


“House Republicans who crafted two short-term spending bills made $5.3 billion in cuts by going after some of Washington’s least popular spending: those congressional pet projects known as ‘earmarks.’ Even so, a congressional report shows they left $4.8 billion in earmarks untouched — and critics of congressional pork say they should go after it.” (USA Today)

Whatever you do, don’t expect consistency.

FEE Timely Classic
“What Spending and Deficits Do” by Henry Hazlitt