03 February 2011

Teabagger Congressmen Break Their Promise

Reposted from Jobsanger

It certainly didn't take the members of the congressional teabagger caucus to break their campaign promises. They campaigned on controlling the deficit by eliminating congressional pork, especially the practice of earmarks (where congresspersons insert millions of dollars of spending for their own districts into congressional bills). They, along with many other Republicans, pledged to end the practice of earmarking.

Of course only the most naive Americans actually thought they would carry through with their campaign promises. If nothing else, teabaggers are among the biggest political hypocrites. We are only a couple of weeks into the new Congress, and already many in the teabagger congressional caucus have asked for a ton of earmarks.

According to CBS News, members of the caucus have requested at least 764 earmarks for a total of $1,049,783,150. About 29 caucus members have asked for over $10 million each, and at least seven have asked for earmarks of more than $50 million.

The worst offender was Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Montana), who requested 88 earmarks totaling $100,514,200. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Alabama) requested 69 earmarks of $78,263,000, and Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kansas) requested 39 earmarks for $63,400,000.

It just goes to show that congressional Republicans, even teabaggers, are enormous liars. Is anyone really surprised by this?

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