OBAMA WAS FOR PORK BEFORE HE WAS AGAINST IT …
Face it America … you were duped by just another “TYPICAL” politician. Obama’s nicely wrapped, teleprompter message was bought be many hook, line and sinker. Anyone ready yet for a do over?
Porkulus Rides Again
Obama signs “imperfect spending bill”. Maybe America has elected an imperfect President. Obama claimed during the campaign he was against pork and railed on GWB and his out of control spending yet all Obama has done is spend, spend spend. Obama ran and preached to the American public that he was a Washington DC outsider against special interests, lobbyist influence, and pork-barrel spending. Obama said he was going to bring CHANGE to Washington. As Hot Air points out, Obama will deal with change another day … sure he will.
Was this the change that America signed on for? Barack Obama signs $410 billion spending bill filled with earmarks and then criticizes earmarks in the same breath. The ever present, Obama water carrying NY Times made the following excuses for Obama and his signing of the bill.
Did we mention that Obama signed the bill under the cloak of darkness will hiding under his desk in private away from the cameras. There is conviction to campaign promises and leadership you can believe in.
President Obama on Wednesday signed an “imperfect” spending bill packed with special projects in order to keep government running, but he vowed that it will be the last one and proposed ways to curb lawmakers from abusing the process in the future.
Mr. Obama, trying to regain the high ground after withering criticism that he was betraying campaign promises by signing the $410 billion package, said that from now on he would seek to eliminate projects with “no legitimate public purpose.” He proposed that all projects be open to scrutiny at public hearings and those aimed at for-profit firms be subject to competitive bidding.
Stop the ACLU asks if Obama ever feel shame-faced at his bold-faced lies?
Reform Lite: Obama goes soft on pork … Pass the bacon.
“Rather than trying to fine tune a fundamentally flawed process, we should take aggressive steps to prevent unauthorized earmarks,” said Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.), a leading anti-earmark critic on the Hill.
Feingold’s GOP partner – and Obama’s former presidential rival – went further.
“The president’s rhetoric is impressive, but his statement affirms we will continue to do business as usual in Washington,” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who has led the fight against earmarks. “The President could have resolved this issue in one statement – no more unauthorized pork barrel projects – and pledged to use his veto pen to stop them. This is an opportunity missed.”