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March 11th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

House's pork prevention plan

(CNN) – Leaders in the House say they're ready to cut the pork, announcing a ban on any earmark for companies that turn a profit.

Democrats are already battling ethics problems of their own. They're also facing a lot of voters sick of government spending, just months before midterm elections.

But will this pork prevention plan really even work? Our Brianna Keilar breaks it down from Capitol Hill.

Read more: House Dems plan ban on earmarks to for-profits


Filed under: Politics
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  1. ronvandm

    Just one more "example" of how screwed up our system is and with the "spoiled children" we have elected. Nothing gets done unless " I get something out of it" and to heck with the people. Even with all the problems we are facing today they cannot get anything passed unless they have received their "personal toys".

    March 12, 2010 at 8:31 am |
  2. Dave Paulson

    I'm with the GOP initiative on this: let's just cut pork entirely. It was never meant for the federal government to spend money on local projects. States should have the responsibility an matching revenues to tend to such things. And if the issue is that the executive branch will then control all such spending, maybe Congress could just do their job and enact legislation that would prevent it.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:12 am |