Let September End…

8 09 2008

Earmarks…. What kind of a term is Earmarks?

“The term earmarks refers to congressional provisions that direct approved funds to be spent on specific projects, or that direct specific exemptions from taxes or mandated fees.”

The back and forth of the Obama and Mccain campaigns over earmark spending has become an everyday occurence. As stated in the Washington Post, Palin took over 27 million dollars in Earmarks (for a town of 7,000) as Mayor of Wasilla, AK. Here is a quote by her regarding public finance. “We put a veto pen to nearly half a billion dollars in wasteful spending.” Oh wait! 

Here’s a short excerpt from the Washington Post’s article: 

“Among the spending projects Palin helped obtain through the earmark process: $500,000 for a youth shelter, $1.9 million for a transportation hub, $900,000 for sewer repairs and $15 million for a rail project, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan watchdog group,Taxpayers for Common Sense.”

To put a smile on your face, there are two songs here for you and only you. New stuff from The Mountain Goats & Kaki King and Blitzen Trapper’s single off of their upcoming album. Enjoy!

 

Download: The Mountain Goats & Kaki King- Thank you Mario but our Princess is in another Castle

Download: Blitzen Trapper-Furr

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