1. This budget has fifty percent less "earmarks" than the previous one according to nonpartisan watchdog groups.
2. The "earmarks" part of the budget is less than one percent of the budget.
3. Yet the rightwing Republicans still get to dominate the topic in the media, as almost no one is talking about how Bush Junior's administration never included the cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in his budgets but Obama is, making it the first HONEST BUDGET in a very long time.
(Obama promises in HIS budgets, ones that originate from HIS office—this one originated before he came into office—will be gone over line-by-line by him to insure no "pork"—i.e. "earmarks" that do not serve a common welfare purpose. So, I will be holding him accountable next year, when that time comes, unlike my rightwing Republican friends who now blame Bush Junior for things they wholeheartedly supported at the time, and on the record. As we learn from Jon Stewart, watch what you put on tape or in e mails or blog comments etc.)