Monday, March 29, 2010

Money is the root of all evil...


Following the mind-boggling healthcare votes of the "Stupak-11", earmark requests for the 2011 Fiscal Year were released. The reports reveal that the eleven requested earmarks in the billions range. See here for more details....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

For this to be at all interesting of a story, there would need to be a control group. If congressmen who voted against HCR, like say Cao and Young, requested more money in earmarks that would certainly derail your story, wouldn't it?

Also, the sunlight foundation made some data errors had to retract a lot of the numbers in their article. I'd suggest you do the same.

MaryKDaly said...

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your comment and suggestion, I will reflect the new data in the current post. Other than that, I really don't care if the story is derailed. Heck, I almost hope that it is, I 'd love for any story of potential government corruption to not be true...

As you might notice in my post, I really didn't say anything beyond referring readers to the Sunlight article. Seeing that the link I posted now links to the amended article, which also marks where the original article went wrong, I will leave the post on the blog because I respect that Sunlight was humble enough to point out exactly where they were first wrong. A little bit of humility never hurt anyone.