Of Airdrops, Earmarks and Interests

Speaking of earmarks, Ed Morrissey has a list of airdropped earmarks (earmarks appearing in conference reports merging House and Senate versions of the bill without first appearing in legislation as approved by either chamber).

Here’s another article about airdropped earmarks, including $685 million arranged by Senator Barbara Boxer.

As a sie note, a commenter to Ed’s post recommends this article about lawmakers who received a total of $6.2 million in farm subsidies without recusing themselves from votes on such things. I agree with Melanie Sloan: That’s a conflict of interest.

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