Hypocrite Alert: Tea Party Caucus got $1 billion in earmarks


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The 52 members of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus, who rant and rave against earmark spending, among other things, requested 764 earmarks with a total cost of more than $1 billion during Fiscal Year 2010. That’s according to a Hotline On Call review of information compiled by Citizens Against Government Waste. Three Carolina legislators were named in the report. Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) was the only one of the three to stay true to a no-earmarks policy. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC), on the other hand, requested 19 earmarks with a total cost of nearly $19 million; and Rep. Joe “You lie!” Wilson (R-SC) requested 15 earmarks with a total cost of over $23 million. After this new report, the “You lie!” tag may stick to Wilson for reasons other than his yelling at the President.

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)
  • Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)


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