Monday, October 13, 2008

Ongoing Earmark Battle

The Seattle Times has a great story on earmark-related corruption in the 2008 defense spending bill.
But time after time, Congress exploited loopholes or violated those rules, a Seattle Times investigation has found. An in-depth examination of the 2008 defense bill found $8.5 billion in earmarks. Of those, 40 percent — $3.5 billion — were hidden.

(h/t Instapundit)