Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tea Party Jumps In With Big Earmarks Of Their Own

After squawking about "earmarks" the Tea Party folks jumped into the Washington Pork Barrel with both feet.  Tea Party Caucus members requested more than $1 billion in earmarks in the 2010 fiscal year.  Though head Tea Bagger, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn did not request any earmarks, her colleagues in the caucus managed to squeeze in 764 earmarks valued at $1,049,783,150.

So next time you hear someone complain about "earmarks", show them it's not a Democratic exclusive, the Republican Party has long been steeped in the same kinds of earmarks as the Dems.  Now that's some kettle of tea!

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