Taxpayers for Common Sense, a watchdog group, identified almost 8,600 earmarks totaling $7.7 billion; Democrats say the number is $3.8 billion.
Either way, it is far more than Obama promised as a candidate. He refused earmarks for the economic stimulus package he championed and a children’s health bill.
He similarly pledged to reject tailored budget requests that let lawmakers send money to their home states. [Administration budget chief Peter] Orszag said Obama would move ahead and overlook the time-tested tradition that lets officials divert millions at a time to pet projects.
“We want to make sure that earmarks are reduced and they’re also transparent. We’re going to work with the Congress on a set of reforms to achieve those,” said Orszag, director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Well, we are encouraging ALL AMERICANS to make a statement by going online to Steaks of St. Louis and sending President Obama a White House Pork Basket...maybe if a few million of us send him some pork chops he will get a clue and VETO this Pork Laden Budget!
You can order Pork Chops here! BONELESS NO LESS, which is appropriate since Obama seems to be either spineless, or a liar.
Everything you love about pork chops, without the hassle of a Earmark! These delectable chops are perfect for President Barack Obama's belt tightening Wednesday night gatherings, his grilling, or for his overly large kitchen staff to broil in these belt tightening times. For melt in your mouth pork barrel goodness, you can have these chops delivered right to the White House, try an order of Steaks of St. Louis boneless pork chops today!
*NOTE-Steaks of St. Louis had no knowledge of this post, and I am not associated with their company...I just love great steaks, and having been born in St. Louis, they seemed like a good choice for a potential blogger created Stimulus as my Pork For the President protest gathers steam. Another option (which this blog just used) to send and order of "Pork To The President" is Ranger's Gourmet out of Kansas which carries the best Presidential Pork you can find from Berkshire Meats.
Send Pork Chops To:
President Barack Obama
1600 Pensylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500