For FY 2010, Teabaggers ‘requested more than $1 billion in earmarks’

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Influenced largely by the Tea Party, Republicans in Congress this year have taken a firm stance against earmarks to show their commitment to cutting back government spending.

It turns out, however, that members of the House Tea Party Caucus requested more than $1 billion in earmarks in the 2010 fiscal year, the National Journal reports.

After reviewing data compiled by Citizens Against Government Waste, the National Journal found that several of the 52 Tea Party caucus members made requests for earmarks — federal funds that go to specific districts for specific companies or projects. In all, Tea Party caucus members requested a total of 764 earmarks valued at $1,049,783,150.


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