One man's pork is another man's stimulus

Wednesday - 4/14/2010, 9:34am EDT

Jodi Schneider, Senior Editor, American Banker

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According to a recent blog post from Budget Director Peter Orszag, the number of Congressional earmarks is on the decline. OMB says the number of earmarks decreased by 17-percent from 2009 to 2010, but government watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense disagrees. They say the Administration is not comparing apples to apples on when it comes to earmarks. Joining us to weigh in on the issue, congressional expert Jodi Schneider, Senior Editor in the Washington Bureau of the American Banker.