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Credit Where Credit Is Due

Posted By Conn Carroll On January 31, 2008 @ 1:51 pm In Economics | Comments Disabled

We agree with Glenn Reynolds [1] that this is a “striking graphic” from Larry Kudlow’s show on the perhaps not so coincidental relationship between government pork projects [2] and total government spending:

earmarksoutlays.jpg [3]

One minor addition though … the “earmarks are a gateway drug on the road to the spending addiction [4]” line is actually from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK). Although Coburn probably doesn’t mind if Dick Armey borrows the line to get the message out.


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[1] Glenn Reynolds: http://instapundit.com/archives2/014722.php

[2] government pork projects: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Budget/wm1660.cfm

[3] Image: http://www.foundry.org/2008/01/31/credit-where-credit-is-due/112/

[4] earmarks are a gateway drug on the road to the spending addiction: http://opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110007950

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