They Never Learn...

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Posted: Aug 14, 2009 3:55 PM

According to The Hill, the cost of earmarks increased this year despite lawmakers' promises to work on reducing pork-barrel spending:

Earmarks, which are inserted in appropriations bills by members in order to fund specific projects, added up to $19.9 billion in 2009, according to an analysis by the Taxpayers for Common Sense and Center for Responsive Politics. Earmarks in 2008 spending bills were worth $18.3 billion.
Curious to see how much your senator/representative requested in earmarks?  Check out the study posted here.