>>Crush of earmarks in defense bill gives yet another lesson in horse-trading – washingtonpost.com
We are seeing a congress gone totally out of control. Insanity reigns in Washington and there is a feeding frenzy going on in congress while the nation is crashing. The culprits are from both parties; the biggest culprits we simply must get rid of. This article gives some facts and figures of the stupidity and wastefulness of money the United States is borrowing because our Treasury is bankrupt.
….there are 97 pages listing nearly 1,000 congressional earmarks in the 543-page report by the House-Senate conferees on the $626 billion defense appropriations bill signed by President Obama this month.They cover every category from procurement to operations and maintenance to research and development, with the last group alone spanning more than 77 of those pages. Who is to say what kind of impact these separate transfers of what may be $5 billion will have on our defense posture — and on our intelligence operations, since that money is also in the bill?