Em of the Nox is discussing:

Appropriators hope to recast the politically taboo spending practice as funding for “community projects."

"The best argument for restoring earmarks is that Congress has been slowly abdicating its responsibility to the presidency. Consolidated, unchecked executive power is a great concern of mine — and it should be one of yours, too. From Bush to Obama to Trump and now Biden, presidential power is running more unchecked every term. Starting wars, spending tax dollars and signing executive orders in the place of legislating is the new norm on both sides." - A take that I hadn't thought of before and strikes me as pretty important.

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