Tuesday April 21 | Federal Budget & Earmark Process

April 20, 2009 at 10:27 am | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

We’ve all heard about pork barrel spending, but today we’ll go behind the scenes to look at how earmarks are written, how they make their way into a federal budget and what impact they have on spending in Washington. Do earmarks help states and regions as much as they may bloat the budget? We’ll explore these questions and examine some little-known facts about the federal budget.
Dr. Michael Bitzer – Political Science Professor, Catawba College

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  1. I suppose I’m in the minority, but I don’t expect my congressional representatives (if I had any, that is…I don’t since I’m not a business owner and I make far less than six figures) to “bring home the bacon.” That’s what state and local governments are supposed to do.

    • Nah, the local and state governments cook it so that we can eat it. The congressman steals the pig out of the pen, slaughters it, and hands it to the locals to spend it on what they want.

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