If lawmakers’ calls for reviving earmarks are any indicator, there is good reason to worry. It boggles the mind that in the face of such a deep hole and dire consequences, lawmakers want to return to porking up the budget with projects such as wood utilization research, swine odor and manure management, filmmaking in Hollywood, and music education programs at Carnegie Hall.
It is time they stop the shenanigans and end earmarks for real and for good.
Tom Schatz is president of Citizens Against Government Waste.
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