I dislike earmarks.

That’s how Sen. McCaskill began her proposal on the floor of the U-S Senate today.

She says her resolution would bring more transparency to the Congressional budgeting process by making sure all requests were published online and otherwise.

It would also limit earmarks to the public sector only. 

In addition to introducing the resolution, she wanted to point out the hypocrisy of her Republican counterparts, who lambasted the stimulus package but now are lining up at the trough.

Listen to McCaskill on the Senate floor, click the audio soundbyte here.

Claire on Senate Floor