Wednesday, October 15, 2008

McSame's Mythical Earmark Estimate

ginandtacos nails McSame/McBush on his made up earmark estimate by Searching for the Trillion-Dollar Earmark.

The really important point is that the entire earmark amount for FY2008 is less than fighting/occupying Iraq in 2 months.

John McCain: earmarks = $100 billion
Anti-tax hawks Citizens Against Government Waste: FY 2008 earmarks = $17.2 billion
Anti-tax hawks Taxpayers for Common Sense: FY 2008 earmarks = $18.3 billion

Iraq War in FY 2008: $12.9 billion per month

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