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.