But before the President rides too far on his high horse, it's worth noting that he just signed into law an omnibus spending plan riddled with thousands (and billions of dollars worth) of earmarks.
And what exactly are earmarks but a species of political "bonus" for legislators, financed -- like the despicable AIG bonuses -- with taxpayer money? If it's wrong for AIG to pay bonuses with taxpayer money given its poor performance, isn't it just as objectionable for politicians to do the same thing (or is someone really going to argue that they have performed so well that they've "earned" their earmarks)?
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