Sunday, March 15, 2009

John McCain: Pork-Barrel Spending Update

This week, President Obama signed the $410 billion omnibus bill into law containing over 9,000 earmarks totaling $7.7 billion in wasted taxpayer funds. As a vocal opponent of this bill, Senator McCain urged President Obama to use his veto power to reject the bill so the Congress could start over without the pork.

Unfortunately, President Obama chose to pass up this opportunity.

In response, Senator McCain said, "The President's rhetoric is impressive, but his statement affirms we will continue to do business as usual in Washington regarding earmarks in appropriations legislation."

Country First PAC is dedicated to electing reform candidates to federal office who will join Senator McCain in the fight against pork-barrel spending. It's more important than ever that we elect leaders to Congress who will act in the best interest of the taxpayer and who will not dig us further into debt. We must continue to hold President Obama and his allies accountable for the many promises of "change" they made while campaigning for president and other offices.

Thank you for your support and we will continue to keep you updated on Country First PAC's fight against pork-barrel spending.

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