Earmarks are unconstitutional but if there is anything good about them, it is that the monies go back to the communities. Let’s take a look at what our statist candidates want to do with our money.
Senator McCain wants to send a man to Mars. I would support his wanting that provided that it was privately funded. Who knows, he might find some lost relatives there.
Senator Obama wants to increase taxes and keep more money in Washington in socialist programs where the majority of the monies get tied up in bureaucracy with little left for those it was intended to help.
Pork barrel spending is bad enough. We really need to cut bureaucratic spending by abolishing or privatizing agencies like NASA, NEA, FDA, NIH, and the like.