President Obama Defends Signing Omnibus Bill with 9,000 Earmarks and Says We Must Have Earmark Reform! - Video 3/11/09
Here is video of President Barack Obama defending his decision to sign an Omnibus Spending Bill that includes around 9,000 earmarks. Obama signed the bill today privately, away from the cameras and microphones that have accompanied other signings during his first 50 days in office. In his remarks, Obama defended some earmarks as worthy, but said in the future things must be different. So, essentially, he defended signing a bill with 9,000 earmarks and at the same time said we must have earmark reform in the future! Now that is what I call "audacity."