Saturday, May 12, 2007


Faith-based Loyalty: Earmarks for the Religious Groups Soar

They're against welfare, unless they're on the receiving end. Yep, we're talking about the religious right.

Diana Henriques and and Andrew Lehran of The New York Times report from "1989 to January 2007, Congress approved almost 900 earmarks for religious groups, totaling more than $318 million, with more than half of them granted in the Congressional session that included the 2004 presidential election. By contrast, the same analysis showed fewer than 60 earmarks for faith-based groups in the Congressional session that covered 1997 and 1998."


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