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FTL, something about your histrionic post smelled to high heaven. In the first debate, McCain was yelling about 18 billion in earmark dollars, which is way smaller than the $100 billion you are screaming about. The reason is that they weren't earmarks in the bailout bill!!!! The majority were tax cuts and deductions. I picked up some discussion of this on another blog.
"Calling tax cuts “earmarks” is very unhelpful and completely wrong from a fiscal conservative perspective. There is no such thing as a “tax earmark.” Earmarks are spending. There are appropriations earmarks. There are authorization earmarks. There are no “tax earmarks.” To claim that there are puts tax deductions and credits (which is what we’re talking about here) on the same par as bridges to nowhere. Was the creation of HSAs a “tax earmark?” How about the home mortgage interest deduction? One might call for lowering the rates and broadening the base, but we should not fall into the trap of equating tax cuts and spending increases. That’s how some Senate Republicans got in such massive trouble over health care last year and energy this year vis-Ã*-vis taxes."
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