Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Hill: Bipartisanship a likely casualty of earmark reform

Thanks to fellow S.O.B alliance member WMD for finding this political anlaysis on the possible future of earmarks in Congress:
Bipartisanship a likely casualty of earmark reform
By Bob Cusack

The building momentum for earmark reform could force lawmakers to cut back significantly on their beloved pork projects, and in the process reduce something that is in short supply on Capitol Hill: bipartisanship.

Securing federal money for local projects regularly unites conservatives and liberals from the same or neighboring states, but future funding for earmarks will probably be dramatically cut now that the anti-pork movement, led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), has gained traction...
Hear that?...That little violin in the background is playing a requiem for a political practice that can't be buried soon enough!

That being said, let's not count our chickens before they but verify.


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