Tag Archives: earmarks

Standing up for the rich

Republicans want to extend the Bush tax breaks for the super-rich. They say that this is absolutely necessary, as it’s the rich who create jobs. It sounds logical enough, right? But, recent history tells us a different story. In 2001, when Bush first pushed these tax breaks through Congress, we were told that doing so […]

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Omnibus money for local rail project

The $410 billion omnibus spending bill passed by the House today (not to be confused with the stimulus package), according to the Detroit Free Press, included up to $187 million in earmarks for Michigan. Analysis by the watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense shows that the bill contained over 8,500 earmarks total, with about 300 […]

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