4/29/09

Obama is bad on pork spending

Reasons to agree:
  1. "Obama criticized pork barrel spending in the form of 'earmarks,' urging changes in the way that Congress adopts the spending proposals. Then he signed a spending bill that contains nearly 9,000 of them, some that members of his own staff shoved in last year when they were still members of Congress. 'Let there be no doubt, this piece of legislation must mark an end to the old way of doing business, and the beginning of a new era of responsibility and accountability,' Obama said." -- McClatchy, 3/11
  2. "There is no doubt that we've been living beyond our means and we're going to have to make some adjustments." -- Obama during the campaign. This year's budget deficit: $1.5 trillion. President Obama asked his Cabinet to cut costs in their departments by $100 million -- a whopping .0027%!

Probable interest of those who agree:
  1. Republican Party Affiliation (40%)
  2. They agree with the argument, outside of any interest or alterior motivation (30%)
  3. Racism (5%)
  4. Political laziness & issue crossover.
  5. The desire to cut the debt.
  6. The desire to reform Washington.
Probable interest of those who disagree:
  1. They agree with the argument, outside of any interest or alterior motivation (30%)
  2. Democratic party groupism (40%)
  3. Liberal guilt.
  4. Political laziness & issue crossover.
  5. Money (from pork)

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