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The GOP Answers Obama’s Fuzzy Math with … Fuzzy Math!

Reports Jonathan Karl of ABC News:

The House Appropriations Committee just posted its $410 billion 2009 Omnibus spending bill.  It’s a doozy.  This is the bill that will fund the government’s operations until the end of the fiscal year.  It’s larded with thousands (so many, I can’t count them all yet) of earmarks and adds up an increase in overall discretionary spending of more than 8 percent, the biggest one year increase since 1978 (with the exception of the spending boost after the September 11 attacks).

And this is a bi-partisan feeding frenzy.  Roughly 40 percent of the money for earmarks (i.e. pet projects inserted by individual lawmakers) have been inserted by Republicans.

Don’t these people ever learn?

Doug Bandow
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Doug Bandow is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
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