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Allow Citizens to view or approve Congressional Earmarks

Congressional Earmarks should be publicly approved or be able to view who proposed the Earmark and what the set Earmark detailed.

Joe , 20.10.2011, 00:07
Idea status: under consideration

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DMFairchild, 20.10.2011, 07:35
Earmarks should be patently illegal! Earmarks are not the same as "Pork". When your Congressperson gets a bridge in their district listed in a bill on infrastructure that's pork. But after a bill is written and approved, for you Congressperson to alter the bill to include their favourite pet project is an earmark! It's not voted on by Congress.

Pork is necessary, it's how things get done. But it should be in the bill when it gets voted on and any citizen would be able to read about it. Earmarks are just an opportunity for corruption.
edward Machnik, 10.12.2011, 21:25
Totally unworkable!!!! That is why we have represetatives.
t., 20.12.2011, 01:34
Get rid of the corruption and you won't need earmarks.

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