Porkbusters has an item up regarding tomorrow’s vote on a line item veto bill. A quick quote from that post:
Since 1991, federal spending on special interest projects has increased by 900%. Much of the questionable spending is quietly inserted into large conference reports, and it becomes near impossible to remove them through the amendment process. At a time of both historic national debt and record high tax revenues, it doesn’t seem too much to ask that legislators show more accountability on how the people’s money is spent.
I believe this bill is a step in the right direction regarding fiscal responsability and earmarks and have emailed my reps in support of it. I hope you will too.