Founding Fathers Call to Action: Eliminate Earmarks

OBAMA: “Absolutely, we need earmark reform. And when I’m president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.”

-Sep 26, 2008 Presidential Debate

The truth is, my fellow Americans, that both parties are to blame in the earmark game. The stimulus plan, the Omnibus spending plan that covers the rest of 2009, are so full of earmarks that they have not even been discovered yet. We cannot continue this game of lobbying and donations in return for future earmarks. It is killing this country. Every politician talks about earmark reform but it doesn’t change. The only way things change is if we move back to the principles of our founding fathers. It is up to us to change the system, so that earmarks are permanently removed from the political process altogether.

Here’s a good summary that everyone should see:

-Paul

© 2009 Paul Rohricht

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