http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/10/ ... index.html[/url]
The omnibus spending bill includes more than 8,000 congressional "earmarks," which total almost $8 billion. The earmarks have caused critics to question President Obama's pledge to end wasteful spending, but Obama administration officials said the bill is a holdover from the previous Congress.
I can partially understand needing to pass budgets for departments that have been underfunded, but I still don't understand how Obama can speak out against earmarks, and then keep signing off on bills that are laden with earmarks.
He argued that the White House had little choice but to support the omnibus spending bill, which it inherited from the previous administration.
So i guess he not only blames the previous administration for the deficit, but also for the lack thereof????