Taking a Break from Earmarks

Here is the latest “Earmark Moment” with Congressman Jeff Flake (CD-6).

In case you’re wondering what an earmark is, check out the posting at Wikipedia.


  1. Read that the little Flake’s amendments re: earmarks are actually costing the taxpayers more money than he is saving.

    Why hasn’t this been an issue with people with people like Club for Growth, National Taxpayers Union and Citizens against Government Waste?

    I guess a photo op, is a photo op, is a photo op.

  2. Earmarks, earmarks, earmarks…Interesting post. No doubt, these budgetary issues are extremely interesting and essential to explore. You should definitely check out Facing Up to the Nation’s Finances, a nonpartisan project that addresses the long-term challenges of the federal budget. Read our blog (http://facingup.org/blog), check out valuable resources and information and contribute. Feel free to contact me for more info.

  3. I do not want to indicate that earmarks are OK, they are one of the biggest fiscal problems of our federal government, but the little Flake is using them for personal advantage when he knows that his amendments have no chance to pass – creating his own earmark costs, so to speak.

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