Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hope Dies When Obama Lies

The headlines: Obama bans earmarks from economic package: Stimulus plan expected to cost about $775 billion

WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to bar lawmakers' pet projects from his massive economic stimulus plan and to bring unprecedented accountability to federal spending.

Obama's Stimulus Package sinkhole of earmarks?

With political watchdogs already suspecting that Obama and Congress have just found other ways to hide them, it appears that the sinkhole of earmarks will be filled in just a more secretive way.

Then you have Politico talking up McCain's opinion on Obama's position on earmarks.

The only reference that McCain made to Obama during Tuesday’s session was praise for Obama’s promise to exclude earmarks from the upcoming $775 billion economic stimulus package. “That’s very encouraging,” McCain said.

Let's move to Palin on the subject of earmarks

The governor has recommended five specific projects for the stimulus package, all of them in accordance with previous guidelines requiring that any individual spending requests must be in the national interest. Those projects are infrastructure upgrades to accommodate the natural gas pipeline, which will bring clean fuel to Lower 48 markets, and the Kodiak Launch Facility, which is important for the nation's defense. While the latest comments in D.C. suggest that no earmarks will be accepted, the governor is hopeful that the extraordinary nature of these national-interest projects will allow their inclusion.

Straight and to the point.

However, when it was the presidential campaign season and the rhetoric was flying, who is walking the talk now?

Obama Rebukes Palin On Earmarks Claims

"I know the governor of Alaska has been saying she's change, and that's great," Obama said. "She's a skillful politician. But, you know, when you've been taking all these earmarks when it's convenient, and then suddenly you're the champion anti-earmark person, that's not change. Come on! I mean, words mean something, you can't just make stuff up."

Like I said, hope dies, when Obama lies..... Palin walks the talk.

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