President Obama just said he will veto any bill that comes to his desk with earmarks. If this is true, he is to be commended. House and Senate Republicans voted for an earmark moratorium, but the resolution was non-binding and Democrats are yet to enact any such ban. There is still potential for pork-laden projects and I hope the President stands firm on his promise.
Congressional earmarks pave the way for government expansion while also serving to further undermine Americans’ deteriorating trust in the leaders who serve them. Prohibiting them would take great strides in protecting taxpayers from the handouts that have deservedly generated much public hostility.