Wednesday, March 04, 2009
How can Pres BO sign this "porky bill"?
Sen McCain blasted Pres Obama:
"“If it seems like I’m angry, it’s because I am,” McCain said, taking the White House to task for treating the bill as leftover business — and not subject to the full measure of earmark reform promised by candidate Obama.
“Last year’s business?” McCain asked, incredulous.
“The president will sign this appropriations bill into law. It is the president’s business. It is the president of the United States’ business. It is the president of the United States’ business to do what he said — stated — when we were in debate seeking the support of the American people — where he said he would work to eliminate earmarks.” (Angry McCain slams Obama)
Didn't someone say that BO's promises come with an expiration date?
During the campaign, candidate BO was pretty clear on earmarks.
This is why we like When will Obama 'get it' on earmarks?:
"But embattled taxpayers will not soon forget this latest illustration of Washington double-talk.
Even Time Magazine, whose coverage of Obama’s campaign verged on rapturous, finally had to ask:
“Does Obama have a double standard on earmarks?”
The fact that the president bragged to a televised joint session of Congress that there were no earmarks in his $787 billion stimulus package, only to remain silent as House Democrats passed a bill with nearly 9,000 earmarks the very next day, answers Time’s question in the affirmative."
Pres BO needs to stop talking about "earmarks" and start "veto-ing" them! He needs to watch this video: