Todays usa today reports that despite obama's pledge to reduce earmarks to below $7.8b (where they were before bush), they will still hit $19b.
They include F22 jets the pentagon doesn't want!
$2m for a bike path in spokane.
$600k for the wild turkey federation, a turkey hunting group.
Apparently, obama may now not want to stand up to fellow law makers as he needs their support to pass his healthcare bill.
Guess the dream of a president who will veto earmarked spending bills is still one for movies. Where's dave?