Originally Posted by JJJ
Wow, there is a news flash flash for ya.
Banning earmarks only saves money if it makes it less likely that people will vote for spending bills they normally wouldn't vote for if the earmarks were left out. If it prevents people from casting a yes vote for the wrong reason, not for the substance of the major part of the bill, then such a ban serves a very useful purpose.
Ha ha ha!
You have nothing to say about the fact that the repigs tried to sell us the idea that their proposed earmark ban was going to have an effect when it came to reducing the deficit.