Have we dodged another snow bullet?  Bear reports big snow up in New York State.  He says  it will continue to snow until Sunday.  Now that’s some snow!  It has started here but will it amount to anything?  It is piling up on my deck pretty fast but the forecast changes from minute to minute.  What is happening at your house?

Let it snow!

159 Thoughts to “Open Thread …………………………………Saturday, January 8, 2011”

  1. Isn’t there a difference between an “appropriation bill” and an “earmark”?

  2. Wolverine

    There absolutely is, Cargo It is just that Wolf was not doing a quick and precise job of explaining the difference and his own current position on the “earmark” issue. And it looked to me like Cavuto wasn’t really interested in hearing that difference anyway. It sounded to me like all Cavuto wanted was to hear Wolf chant “Earmarks bad!! Earmarks bad!!” Useless interview. It probably did leave some people thinking all single-issue appropriations are nothing but the same old “earmarks.”

    As far as I am concerned, no more riders, no more amendments to major bills having nothing to do with the subject of those bills, no more “earmark” tradeoffs for votes on the major bills, no more adding to the whopping deficit without having to defend your spending proposals on the floor of both houses. Maybe a pipe dream, but it would be nice to get to a point where a congressman does not have to go home to campaign carrying a list of the “pork” he has acquired for his district through the current “earmark” system.

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