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Economics 101: Neil Cavuto Debates Congressman Nick Rahall, Budget & Tax Increases

Posted on March 2, 2009
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Examples of Earmarks in the Omnibus

The watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense calculates that there are an astonishing 8,570 earmarks at a cost of $7.7 billion.

$1.7 million for “Swine Odor and Manure Management Research.”

$713,625 Woody Biomass at SUNY-ESF. Walsh and Schumer sponsors

$951,500 Sustainable Las Vegas. Berkeley and Reid sponsors.

$24,000 A+ for Abstinence. Specter is sponsor.

$300,000 Montana World Trade Center. Rehberg sponsor.

$950,000 Myrtle Beach International Trade and Convention Center. Graham sponsor.

$200,000 Oil Region Alliance. Peterson sponsor.

$190,000 Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY for digitizing and editing the Cody collection. Barbara Cubin is the sponsor

$143,000 Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Las Vegas, NV, to expand natural history education programs. Sponsored by Harry Reid

$238,000 for the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Honolulu, HI, for educational programs. Sen. Daniel Inouye is the sponsor. The group organizes sea voyages in ancient-style sailing canoes like the ones that first brought settlers to Hawaii.

$381,000 for Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY for music education programs. Jerrold Nadler is the sponsor.

$475,000 to “improve and expand” the Italian American Museum in Little Italy in New York City.

$950,000 to convert a railroad bridge over the Hudson River into a walkway in Poughkeepsie.

$200,000 for a “tattoo-removal violence-outreach program” in Los Angeles.

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