The ‘Stupak 11′ requested $3.4 billion in earmarks the next day after their crucial vote to allow the government to take over our health care. Undoubtedly, this request will be looked on favorably by the Democratic leadership in Congress. I have no proof this is a 'Quid Pro Quo,' but it stinks to high heaven.
From Sunlight Foundation via Gateway Pundit:
A day after Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., and ten other House members compromised on their pro-life position to deliver the necessary yes-votes to pass health care reform, the “Stupak 11″ released their fiscal year 2011 earmark requests, which total more than $3.4 billion...
Stupak requested more than $578 million in earmarks, including $125 million for a replacement lock on the Sault Ste. Marie, $25.6 million to build a federal courthouse in Marquette, Mich., $15 million to repaint the Mackinac Bridge and $800,000 to preserve the Quincy Mining Company smelter near Hancock in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.