Thursday, March 12, 2009

Obama Refuses To Sign Pork-Filled Spending Bill In Public, Declines To Answer Questions As To Why

Ah yes. Here’s that transparency and accountability and hope ‘n change that Obama promised us.

“I am signing an imperfect omnibus bill because it’s necessary for the ongoing functions of government,” Obama declared. “But I also view this as a departure point for more far-reaching change.”

In a sign of his discomfort with the bill, Obama did not sign it in public. And he declined to answer a shouted reporters’ question about why.

Running for president, Obama denounced the pet projects as wasteful and open to abuse — and vowed to rein them in.

Right. He signed it in private because he’s uncomfortable with the pork. Not because he’s a promise-breaking, politics-as-usual hypocrite who doesn’t want a lot of fanfare surrounding his hypocrisy.

By the way, Senator John McCain put forward an amendment in the Senate to strip this spending bill of earmarks before it ever got to Obama and Obama’s Democrats rejected it. Obama could have spoken out in favor of that amendment if he was truly interested in stopping government waste and working with Republicans. He could have threatened a veto if the amendment wasn’t passed.

But he didn’t. Because Obama doesn’t mean what he says.

By Rob - Sayanythingblog