Tim Johnson opposing suspending earmarks is no surprise, neither is having John Thune supporting the ban. per Keloland reports
But Republican Sen. John Thune says he supports a two-year moratorium on earmarks so the system can be reformed. Thune says South Dakota projects can be funded in the normal budget process. Thune says the public wants the earmark system to be reformed as part of the effort to cut federal spending.
Reformed? Really? How about getting rid of the entire system once and for all. All projects should be funded through normal budget process, and proper congressional review. No more ‘just slip this in’ at the last minute stuff.