February 24, 2009

9,000 Earmarks In Spending Bill

9,000 Earmarks!The $410 billion omnibus spending bill that is on deck in Congress is chalk-full of earmarks from tattoo removal to money for La Raza.Michelle Malkin has the scoop:
Hill staffer Tom Jones is going through the omnibus spending bill with a fine-tooth comb, and Twittering his earmark findings, including:* $200,000 for “Tattoo Removal Violence Prevention Outreach Program,” pg. 283;* Maine lobster earmark in the omnibus, pg. 173;* $5.8 million earmark for the “Ted Kennedy Institute for the Senate…for the planning and design of a building & an endowment,” pg. 232;* and National Council of La Raza, $473,000 earmark from Sens. Bingaman and Menendez, pg. 212.

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