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Washington Post on Hoyer’s Earmarks

Read the piece here. I’ll say it for the hundredth time: if Republicans ever get their act together and swear them off, earmarks are a great issue for winning back the majority.

Even as House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer has joined in steps to clean up pork-barrel spending, the Maryland congressman has tucked $96 million worth of pet projects into next year’s federal budget, including $450,000 for a campaign donor’s foundation.

Hoyer (D) is one of the top 10 earmarkers in the House for 2008, based on budget requests in bills so far, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense, an independent watchdog group.

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