Red States Gobble Up Omnibus Earmarks

Huff Post informs us who won the earmark contest in the omnibus budget bill. Mississippi!

According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Taxpayers for Common Sense, Mississippi has won the earmark contest in the omnibus budget package….

Rural and small-state voters were the big winners on an absolute and on a per capita basis, even though it was big states and urban areas that have delivered Congress and the White House to Democrats. Of the top ten earmarking senators, only Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.; $77 million solo; $235 combined), represents a large state and only three of the top ten are blue states. In the top 20, only six blue states are represented.

I understand they don’t like big guvument down in those there red states. Perhaps we should take their money back.


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