The House voted overwhelmingly today to ban anonymous pet spending projects, known as earmarks, and to reinstate “pay as you go” spending rules.Oh Heavens!!!
By 280 to 152, the Democratic-controlled House voted to require sponsors of the pet spending items to be publicly identified, a move that sponsors say will do away with some of the most egregious waste of the taxpayers’ money.
The vote to reinstate the “pay as you go” rule was 280 to 154. It requires that increases in spending on entitlement programs be offset by savings elsewhere, so as not to raise the budget deficit.
The votes came a day after the House passed unexpectedly broad ethics rule changes that put new pressure on the Senate.
[ cf AmPravda: House Passes Ethics and Budget Measures ]
How Ever Shall we go on living under such CRUEL REPRESSION!!!!