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They got just a few hours left to file your taxes and now this tac -- special.
Earmark ban that congress is all hot and bothered about -- pick it worked well think again think this -- against -- ways issuing its annual pig book.
And now with the most flagrant examples Tom.
Thank you it's one of those days where we think something's gonna be done in congress but unfortunately they find ways around their own rules put a big surprise.
They added five million dolls for abstinence education instead of abstaining from earmarks altogether.
It's a program that the Department of Education didn't even ask for.
You steer market in the tens of billions of dollars a lot of one to the state of Pennsylvania.
Big waste of money.
There's also five million dollars in the defense department for a star -- youth program science technology engineering and math.
There are 209.
Similar programs throughout the federal government if they eliminated this one they'd still have 208.
But the Department of Defense has no business being involved in this type of program.
Our timing noted that this is good news that the earmarks are down to -- a 152 is your -- -- Hasn't it always so there is big appropriations bills that have really indicate way to a lot of spending right to where they act like Christmas trees that hasn't stopped is that right time.
Well we heard last week congressman Mike Rogers of Alabama saying that earmarks should be returned so that spending bills can be passed like that.
New highway bill they're having some trouble with -- Is not an issue of earmarks is an issue of being too expensive for a lot of -- New house freshmen.
He was -- for her as I should say for -- -- month for April and there's a big list of members on both sides.
The capital on both sides of the aisle saying we need to restore earmarks so.
The Dan is temporary.
Senator Pat Toomey -- tried to get the senate to approve a permanent -- -- he only got forty votes would not bad but not enough.
The time I have an idea and you know this really look for.
Barrel spending is really that is -- buying -- back in your congressional district right I mean that's what you need to bring the pork and the bacon home.
What have this idea what about breaking up the federal government in a way that you -- words you don't have to have the federal government situated in Washington DC he had the Interior Department and the state of Wyoming where are natural gas and -- You know supplies are and lot of them in that state you could have the -- education in Mississippi.
God knows Mississippi needs help with that you know education.
And you could have Leno put out to bid exit breaking up the Homeland Security offices and have them in different states we live in the age of the Internet.
When -- go a long way toward bringing down government spending rationalizing the federal government.
And adding to payrolls and jobs in states across the country.
Well certainly -- tenth amendment says that the state should have more power and -- has been movement in that direction just in the area transportation.
We'd like to see money that is -- -- the gas tax state in the states that they can make these decisions.
And spend the money locally instead of fun only -- back to Washington.
Used up by the bureaucracy here and then sent back out with interference from members of congress.
-- -- -- -- Always good to be reduced -- citizens against -- who really appreciate it sir thank you so much --
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