BY A. KAM NAPIER – Yes, kalua, of course. But also federal tax dollars. You have no doubt heard that the U.S. Senate is proposing a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. Critics contend it is filled with earmarks—nearly 7,000 of them!—and this despite President Obama’s statements about curbing earmarks as “the old way of doing business in Washington.”
Oklahoma Senator Tom Colburn has posted all the earmarks in the omnibus bill on his senate web page. You can download it the whole thing here:
I went through it and found all the Hawaii earmarks; you can download that list here. If I missed any, feel free to catch me in the comments.
By my count, there are 116 earmarks…
See the full report in Honolulu Magazine: http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/Off-My-Desk/December-2010/Hawaii-Loves-Pork/