PORK SPENDING SCORECARD
We have a bit of bipartisan action taking place this week on the floor of the U.S. Senate. A Republican and a Democrat Senator: DeMint of South Carolina and McCaskill of Missouri, are going to offer an amendment to a bill that would require a two-thirds vote of the senate for any pork (or earmark, as they like to call it) spending to be approved.
McCain has vowed to be there to cast his vote for it. But Hillary and Obama have made no such vow. McCain is taking time off from his campaign to go to Washington just so he can vote on this amendment to end earmark spending.
In the meantime .. let's take a peek at the presidential candidate earmark records for the 2008 budget:
Hillary Clinton: 212 earmarks totaling $266 million.
Barack Obama: 53 earmarks totaling $126 million
John McCain: 0 earmarks totaling $0.0 million.
Hmmmm ... I wonder who is the better choice for getting the budget under control?