Obama on Earmarks


I recognize that Congress has the power of the purse, and as a former Senator, I believe that individual members of Congress understand their districts best. They should have the ability to respond to the needs of their communities. But leadership requires setting an example, and the magnitude of the economic crisis we face requires responsibility on all our parts.

The future demands that we operate in a different way than we have in the past. So let there be no doubt: this piece of legislation must mark an end to the old way of doing business, and the beginning of a new era of responsibility and accountability that the American people have every right to expect and to demand.

If we are going to solve our economic crisis; if we are going to put Americans back to work; if we are going to make the investments required to build a foundation for our future growth – then we must restore the American people’s faith that their government is working for them, and that it is on their side. That is the government I promised. That is the government I intend to lead.

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  • william robinson

    My opinion on this is no one should have a opinion no body said nothing when bush was running around giving half a trillion dollar tax cuts to people that didnt need it no body said nothing when that man bush gave another half a trillion dollar tax cut even while he had to have known we were coming into bumpy times well now that i have addressed that i am going to bring up the estell richardson murder case bush had his hand it that to in someways it so happens one of his friends the head attorney in the case for the defense was his best friend gus puyer check it on your web engines and all of a sudden these gaurds get off and bushes friend still at that time had a chance to get the federal judge seat you see bush just couldnt give it to him he had to go threw the democrats now he just hopes this ladies death just dissapears isnt that something and they tried to make her look crazy she was going home in 10 days and she wasnt crazy i was a inmate in the time of her death and i went to court with some of the females and at that time said she wasnt crazy but it been so long since it happen bush probably has offered the ladies money our something to change there testimony we all know how he does any way thats my statement baracks going to be airight we need to be talking about getting some justice back on bush and his affiliates remember shawn bell diolo rodney king cincinatti and all so many more incidents this all happened during the bush era with no justice when we gonna ask for that man he relaxing in texas doing bone head tours laughing at us