Here’s your money, Jack. Here’s a list to make sure you don’t go spending it on magic beans!
The earmarks in the Defense Department Appropriations the Senate is currently working on include some ridiculous things but it looks like biggovernment.com calling it out may have caused CNN to go ask some pertinent questions of congressmen on the capitol steps. Wow, real probing questions! What’s fun is their answers.
When asked why they earmarked large sums of the overall budget to specific (local district) companies for questionable items the general response was “oh well they need these things”
Of course, if they hadn’t designated that the Pentagon spend the money on their “needed” things, the Pentagon could actually decide what they needed to do with the money.