The List of Porky Pigs

Republican Earmarkers Already Enabling Higher Government Spending | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.

After yesterday’s Senate vote against an earmark ban, we again made the case that the damage earmarks do to our nation’s deficits go far beyond the nominal amounts spent on the earmarks themselves. The problem is that the votes earmarks secure from the sponsoring legislators then allow for ever higher levels of spending on other federal programs. Now, just one day after eight Republican Senators voted to protect earmark spending, CQ confirms our fears:

…And eight of them were Republicans: Jim Inhofe and Dick Lugar along with appropriators Bob Bennett, Thad Cochran, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Dick Shelby and George Voinovich. (And another pair of venerable earmarking appropriators, Democrat Barbara Mikulski and Republican Kit Bond, were among those missing.)

Primary every damned one of them we can. One who is relatively untouchable is Lisa Murkowski, thanks to the moronic voters of Alaska. Thanks a lot, snowbillies who voted for your corruptocrat! Your greed for pork rather than liberty threatens liberty – and fiscal sanity – for all the rest of us. My admiration for Sarah Palin, who despised the Murkowski family, only continues to grow. And you Murkowski voters only continue to be part of the problem. I deeply hope you come to regret your choice one of these days.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


The List of Porky Pigs — 4 Comments

  1. Don’t get me wrong, because I think earmarks should be ended but this particular case of attaching an earmark moratorium amendment to the Food Safety Modernization Act was just cover to keep the act itself out of the headlines.

    Which of the 8 RINOs voted YEA on the Food Safety Modernization Act?

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