Bobby Casey Aye On Porkmarks

Bobby Casey Aye On Porkmarks — Little Bobby Casey, who is Pennsylvania’s other Democrat senator, voted no yesterday, Nov. 30, on an attempt to place a three-year moratorium on earmarks.

Earmarks are a legislative  provisions that directs approved funds to be spent on specific projects, or that directs specific exemptions from taxes or mandated fees. They are also known as pork, which makes it puzzling why Little Bobby would vote for such an unpopular thing as he is not known for being able to bring home the bacon. Of course, he is known for being able to take orders so it’s probably not that puzzling.

Bobby is up for re-election in 2012.

Sen. Arlen Specter, as expected, also voted for the earmarks. Arlen’s long and storied career as a public hack is forcibly coming to an end, so this vote gave him one last chance to be spiteful.

The attempt to put a three-year halt to the process came via S.Amdt. 4697 which was an proposed as an amendment to S. 510  and failed on a 56-39 vote .

S 510 aka FDA Food Safety Modernization Act,  which many fear will destroy family farmers , passed 73 – 25. Little Bobby and Arlen were ayes on that one as well .

Bobby Casey Aye On Porkmarks

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