Hold the Pork

John Fund in the Wall Street Journal on the 9,000 earmarks, and the possibility Bush will refuse to acknowledge them. Since the earmarks were dropped into a conference report, rather than put into the legislation itself, they are not legally binding.

The Commonwealth Foundation is one of several organizations to sign on to a letter encouraging President Bush to “Tell Congress and the American public that the era of earmarks is over, and that the Congressional ‘favor factory’ which mints earmarks is closed.” More from NTU, from ATR, from Freedomworks, and from the Club for Growth on this issue.