Obama is proposing a new $410 billion spending bill. Which, btw has over 9,000 earmarks...
My favorite part of this is $5,000 for Crime Stoppers for Bee County, TX. There are 32,000 people in Bee County TX so if they raised the $$$ themselves it would only be $.16 a person.
Why the hell am I paying for Crime Stoppers in Bee County, TX?
Others worth mentioning/
*$200,000 for “Tattoo Removal Violence Prevention Outreach Program,” pg. 283;
*Maine lobster earmark in the omnibus, pg. 173;
*$5.8 million earmark for the “Ted Kennedy Institute for the Senate/for the planning and design of a building & an endowment,” pg. 232;
*National Council of La Raza, $473,000 earmark from Sens. Bingaman and Menendez, pg. 212.
Let's do some math: 870bil + 410bil + 634 = 1,814billion in less than 60 days.