Giving speech on floor around 2:15sh E Time to call out R leadership for saying one thing & doing another.Re:wasteful spending & earmrks.about 6 hours ago from web
Video excerpts from Claire McCaskill’s floor speech:
“…No fewer than seventeen different Republican senators stood up, and absolutely, with righteous indignation, talked about the pet projects in the stimulus bill. And guess what? Every single one of them has earmarks in this bill….Every single one of them. Every single one of these people rejected the stimulus that was one of the largest tax cuts in American history and had no earmarks because supposedly they were so upset about wasteful spending. Those very same senators have earmarks in this bill like ‘The Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference’, ‘Beaver Managment’, parking lots – all brought to you by the very same people that called out wasteful spending in the President’s economic recovery bill…”
Yep. It’s been a busy day for the junior senator from Missouri.