Hall of Shame

Here it is, the list of the “Top 20 Earmarkers” in Congress.

And it’s a bipartisan gallery-12 Democrats and 8 Republicans.  The amount is the value of their earmarks in the $410 Billion Omnibus Spending Bill alone.

1) Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va. — $122,804,900

2) Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. — $114,484,250

3) Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo. — $85,691,491

4) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. — $76,899,425

5) Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. — $75,908,475

6) Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska — $74,000,750

7) Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa — $66,860,000

8) Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. — $53,133,500

9) Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. — $51,186,000

10) Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii — $46,380,205

11) Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. — $39,228,250

12) Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D. — $36,547,100

13) Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt. — $36,161,125

14) Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. — $35,577,250

15) Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. — $27,169,750

16) Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. — $26,628,613

17) Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. — $25,320,000

18) Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis. — $23,832,000

19) Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. — $21,952,250

20) Former Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. — $19,588,625

Read the full report from the Taxpayers for Common Sense here.

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  1. […] 7 RINOs voted for the pork-packed bill.  Not surprisingly, you can find a few of them on this list. […]


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