The Heritage Foundation has launched a great blog about the mammoth (a grand and a half pages, folks) omnibus spending bill, optimistically named Omnibusting. From the front page, right now:
- Included in the 696 pages of earmarks is a $113,000 earmark for rodent control in Alaska by Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK)
- Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) earmarked $65,000 for Potato Diseases in Beltsville, MD
- Included in the omnibus is $1.95 Million for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at the City College of New York (Joint Explanatory Statement, Labor-H, p. 234).
That last one doesn't sound so bad: If you want to make a career in public service, you'd probably have more fun copying Charles Rangel than Tom Coburn. Make more friends, too!
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