McCain's attempt to strip out an estimated 8,500 earmarks failed on a vote of 63-32. The Arizona senator's proposal also would have cut roughly $32 billion from the measure and kept spending at last year's levels in several federal agencies.Proving Barack Obama is a liar.
Last year's Republican presidential candidate said both he and Obama pledged during the campaign to "stop business as usual in Washington," and he quoted the president as having said he would go line by line to make sure money was spent wisely.
The White House has said that Obama intends to sign the legislation, casting it as leftover business from 2008.
Oh, and he wants to effectively limit how much "the rich" will be able to deduct in contributing to charity. Even Charlie Rangel is balking at the dangerous implications of this one.
What is wrong with this man's soul?