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You'll still be able to post comments with the same ease as in this location. The proprietor also will keep this web site alive if you wish to review old posts.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A $30-million Obama earmark for the CTA | Chicago Daily Observer

By Dennis Byrne
Chicago Daily Observer

President Barack Obama, who has assured us that he’s the St. George in the crusade to slay the evil dragon Earmark, slipped a $30 million boon into the federal budget for the CTA’s Brown Line.

Which I guess proves that all earmarks are bad…unless they are our earmarks.

Obama, while he was still our junior senator connived with Illinois’ senior senator, Dick Durbin, to insert the $30 million give-away into the fiscal year 2009 omnibus budget just passed by House. Taxpayers for Common Sense, in its search for earmarks in the massive budget bill, discovered the $30 million lurking in federal transportation expenditures.

Read more in The Chicago Daily Observer

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