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“Who says Members are opposed to earmarks? We hear that the earmark computer in the Appropriations Committee - the earmark database member request system, to be exact -- broke down today. Again. This after it was revamped after last year's overwhelming earmarking.”That’s right, there were so many earmark requests that the computer that stores all of the information broke down…AGAIN! So the Appropriations Committee, for the second year in a row, extended the filing deadline.
Earmarks are a corrupting and abusive practice in Congress. You’d think that the ear markers would get the message, it’s not just the American people protesting the pork, it’s their office equipment now too!