An amateurish attempt at explaining current events large and small.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Here is a pie graph courtesy of Mark Thoma that shows the portion of the federal budget that earmarks constitute (it's the barely visible sliver). McCain's plan to bring the budget into balance by eliminating earmarks is simply not credible. Remember, the government is an insurance company with a side business in defense. That is where the money is and thus where any savings will have to come from.