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  • jquinones8812_854

    Member
    March 10, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Bull.

    Congress determines how much it is going to spend before deciding on earmarks.  But they increase the level of spending [i]specifically[/i] so they can include their earmarks.  I know this from personal experience when I worked on Capitol Hill.  If they needed more earmarks, they would just allocate more money.  It is the american way.