Or, how not to call out Republicans for being earmark hogs.
Knowing that the GOP packed 40% of the earmarks into the Omnibus Spending bill, I was excited to read the tagline and the first few paragraphs of this article in Slate, that reminded readers that of the top ten earmark hogs, 6 are Republicans.
Then I read who they were, what states they represented, and applied a little common sense to the equation.
It appears that both Senators from Mississippi, Louisiana and Iowa made the top ten. Both Louisiana and Iowa have split Senate seats (1 Dem/1 GOP). Alabama and Missouri also made the list.
Can anyone name some reasons that the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Iowa and Missouri might try to pack some projects into a Congressional spending bill? Anyone, anyone? Bueller? Maybe this could refresh some memories.... See a pattern, here?
I wonder where Texas shows up on the earmarks list?