Two Against Pork
Monday, November 27, 2006 :::
John Fund writes about two Senators who are doing their damnedest to block 10,000 earmarks tucked into the remaining appropriations bills.
The appropriators are furious. The New York Times worries about the children. But only two solons are worried about the taxpayer?
And to add insult to injury, there's this, from GOP spending machine Don Young:
Last month he appeared to be the only political observer on the planet who didn't think Republicans were in trouble. An Associated Press story of Oct. 31 quoted Mr. Young as saying, "I'm predicting we're not going to lose any seats." He even bet pollster and KBYR talk radio host Ivan Moore a dinner on the outcome of the election. "We will not lose control of the House," the Anchorage Daily News quoted Mr. Young as saying. "It is not going to happen. . . . I'm going to be very happy election night."
I'm sure he was.
::: posted by Norman Leahy at 11/27/2006