Ron Paul: McCain ‘grandstanding’ with earmark opposition

By David Edwards
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 15:51 EDT
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Ron Paul believes that all Congressional spending should be done through earmarks. “We needed to earmark everything.” Paul told Fox’s Neil Cavuto.

“Would you argue then, sir, when John McCain was saying the whole earmark thing itself is what’s out of control?” asked Cavuto.

“No. No. He totally misunderstands it. That’s grandstanding. If you cut off all the earmarks, it would be 1% of the budget,” replied Paul.

This video is from Fox’s Your World with Neil Cavuti, broadcast Mar. 10, 2009.

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David Edwards
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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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