Just after the selection of the first weekly WTF we now have a nominee for the second weekly WTF right out of the gate.
President Barack Obama is expected to break a campaign pledge of not passing congressional earmarked bills.
What bill are we speaking of?
Nothing big, just a $410 billion spending bill.
The House passed legislation last week that is designed to keep the government running through the end of the fiscal year which ends Sept. 30.
According to the AP, "Taxpayers for Common Sense, a watchdog group, identified almost 8,600 earmarks totaling $7.7 billion; Democrats say the number is $3.8 billion."
Eric Cantor said "Listen, I mean, the president was elected by the people of this country to institute change in Washington and to finally demand a federal government that is accountable to the people," he said. "The fact that there are 9,000 earmarks in this bill and the fact that the vetting process just doesn't take place the way it should, we ought to stand up and draw the line right now and stop the waste."
T - If this one passes, I think we have week #2's WTF first Nominee.