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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

$400+ Billion Omnibus Bill Has Thousands Of Earmarks

Michelle Malkin has come across some very interesting information as she points out this piece by the Modesto Bee, regarding the $410 billion omnibus spending bill.

Malkin points out some of the most egregious earmarks found to date include:

Hill staffer Tom Jones is going through the omnibus spending bill with a fine-tooth comb, and Twittering his earmark findings, including:

* $200,000 for “Tattoo Removal Violence Prevention Outreach Program,” pg. 283;

*Maine lobster earmark in the omnibus, pg. 173;

*$5.8 million earmark for the “Ted Kennedy Institute for the Senate…for the planning and design of a building & an endowment,” pg. 232;

*and National Council of La Raza, $473,000 earmark from Sens. Bingaman and Menendez, pg. 212.

This is like a bad joke, a trainwreck.

The bill itself can be found here, go on through it, see the type of wasteful spending and earmarks aka pork that you can find.

List anything you find in comments.