Tuesday, March 03, 2009

And We Voted For Him Last Year...

From the DC Examiner:
As the nation faces its most severe recession since 1982, President Barack Obama apparently wants the American people to forget that he promised he would give them earmark reform if they elected him president, even if he had to go “line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.” It’s time for Obama to keep his promise.

However, administration officials - including Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag and White House chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel – have been calling the earmark-laden spending bill needed to keep the federal government operating through September “last year’s business.” Only in Washington can a spending bill that requires the president’s signature today be yesterday’s business. Although the $410 billion bill contains nearly 8,600 earmarks totaling $7.7 billion, White House officials say President Obama will sign it anyway. Americans, Orszag says, should just “move on.”

No sir, I will not move on. You promised that no bill would be signed if there was pork in it. You didn't put a statute of limitations on that statement. Keep your promise.

Meanwhile, some Obama voters are expressing their regret.

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