Who do you believe?: Senator Schumer, Obama or Obama
But here is what Obama claimed last night:
It also contains an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability, so that every American will be able to go online and see where and how we're spending every dime. What it does not contain, however, is a single pet project, not a single earmark, and it has been stripped of the projects members of both parties found most objectionable. . . .
Of course, last Friday Obama “also defended earmarks as inevitable in such a package.”
Here is a question: If the people really don't care, why did Obama deny them last night?