Dems’ Spend $433 Million More than McCain
Among the three remaining candidates with an opportunity to win the 2008 presidential race, only one — Republican John McCain — is living up to his promises when it comes to reducing government spending.
According to a report about the federal budget for fiscal year 2008 by Taxpayers for Common Sense, the U.S. senator from Arizona did not sponsor a single piece of legislation that provides discretionary federal dollars (a.k.a., “earmarks” or “pork”) to fund projects in his home state.
Conversely, leading Democrat Party candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Barack Hussein Obama (D-Ill.) either sponsored or co-sponsored legislation to send more than $342 million and $91 million, respectively, to their states in the form of pork-barrel spending. The difference: More than $433 million.
Questions? Contact Senators Clinton and Obama.