Thursday, December 09, 2010

POLITICS - Republicans, Party of NO Change

"'Prince of Pork' to Approps chair" by SIMMI AUJLA, Politico 12/9/2010


Rep. Hal Rogers may have sworn off earmarks as he lobbied his way into the powerful House Appropriations Committee chairmanship, but there’s a reason he’s earned the nickname “Prince of Pork.”

Over the past two years, Rogers has requested $175,613,300 in earmarks, including funding for a cheetah protection nonprofit that his daughter works for.

That earmark figure, compiled by the LegiStorm database, counts only the 98 earmarks for which Rogers was the sole sponsor and not the 37 that he co-sponsored with other members. All told, the longtime appropriator has requested $246 million in earmarks over the past two years. On Wednesday, House Republicans formally granted Rogers the Appropriations chairmanship.

Way to go Republicans! You have REALLY showed voters how you have changed... NOT!

Chant in the background: "Here comes the pork, here comes the pork, here comes MORE spending! (clap, clap, YA)" ...refrain...

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