Party affiliation does not matter to Politicians when it comes to Earmarks, commonly known as Pork. Most Politicians support this waste of Taxpayer dollars, while most of the public does not. One of the reasons the Republican Party lost control of both the House and Senate, was Earmarks. For Politicians, Earmarks are an addiction. All Politicians need remedial Earmark education.
Here is more proof that Senate Republicans are not getting passing grades in this class. Oink! Oink! Senate Republicans still slobbering over earmarks names names and points fingers at the Republicans needing a wake-up call on this issue.
While Democrats are also guilty of this practice, one would think the 2006 Mid-Term Elections would have had some effect on both parties, but especially the Republicans. It appears we, the Voters, will have to take matters into our own hands. We need to stop voting for any Politician, regardless of party, who supports Earmarks.